Lutsenko says he is under pressure in Saakashvili case
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has said that he was under pressure to "close his eyes" to the actions of the leader of the New Forces Movement party, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
"I think that now the situation is being ruined solely by the politicization of this case. In recent weeks I have been under enormous pressure to close my eyes to what Saakashvili allows himself. He crosses the border illegally, his supporters beat Ukrainian servicemen, he announces the intention to overthrow the government, he makes a deal with Kurchenko on his own initiative [fugitive businessman Serhiy Kurchenko], who robbed the country for UAH 14 billion and, surely, calls for a change of power ... And now they tell me: just close your eyes, because you just increase the popularity of Saakashvili," he said on 112.Ukraine TV channel on Tuesday.
The Prosecutor General canceled that the state, which does not know how to defend itself against the plans of the Russian Federal Security Service and the actions of the entourage of the fugitive ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, "is doomed to collapse."
"I'm sure that we have an evidentiary basis. If we hadn't, Saakashvili would not constantly flee in from interrogations, but on the contrary, would attend them without flinchin," Lutsenko said.