We will create new political force, our goal is early parliamentary elections, change of Ukrainian political elites
Former head of the Odesa State Regional Administration Mikheil Saakashvili has said about intentions to create a new political force for participation in the parliamentary elections and the change of the political elite in Ukraine.
"We will create a new broad political power, a platform of new forces and our goal is to change the present, existing, so-called political elite, but actually profiteers and social misfits," Saakashvili said at a briefing in Kyiv on Friday.
He also said that "our goal is early parliamentary elections to be carried out as quickly as possible in the shortest possible time."
The politician also said that a new political force will help business, but is opposed to the presence of business representatives in the politics.
"We will not let the business into politics, and we will not let business into the Verkhovna Rada," Saakashvili said.
He also said the new political force will not form blocs with other parties. "As regards who we will form blocs with, we won't do it with anyone but the people of Ukraine. The political spectrum is virtually fully rotten," Saakashvili said.
"Our purpose is early parliamentary elections held within the shortest period of possible time, promptly. As soon as the people of Ukraine are ready to tell the administration to go away, it [the administration] will go away," the politician said.
The politician said the longer the current politicians stay in power "the sooner they will eat us." "Getting rid of them is a national security task," Saakashvili said.
"I hope people will follow me. I am ready to also be the playing coach of these young forces," Saakashvili said.
That there are young people among his supporters is testament to his ability to find a common language with new political forces, the politician said.
Asked by a journalist whether his call for early parliamentary elections could be construed as playing up to the Russian plot, earlier announced by the Ukrainian Security Service, of destabilizing the situation in Ukraine, Saakashvili said: "Do you seriously believe that I would ever play our enemy's game? I'll tell you who is playing our enemy's game: the pseudo-patriots who were calling for a one-hryvnia levy for the anti-terrorist operation and then declared billions of hryvni in the e-return."
"We will have people who - I repeat once again - have not been in the Rada for more than one full term, with no record of involvement in bad things and have not held a high executive office for long. Nothing personal. Even if good people ended up on the other side, we won't have them," Saakashvili said.
During the press conference, the words 'New Forces Platform' came up on the screen with an e-mail address, an Interfax correspondent reported.