Saakashvili denies Movement of New Forces involvement in tussle near Rada
Ex-Georgia President and Movement of New Forces leader Mikheil Saakashvili has denied involvement of his supporters in a tussle near Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, as alleged by parliament deputy Anton Gerashchenko.
"Neither I nor the Movement of New Forces have anything to do with the protest near parliament today," Saakashvili said on his Facebook page. He added that his supporters are no longer present at the tent city outside of the Rada on Hrushevskoho Street.
As reported earlier, two law enforcers were injured, nine protesters were detained as a result of skirmishes near the building of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday morning, Verkhovna Rada deputy from the People's Front Party faction Anton Gerashchenko said.
"The criminal organization of Saakashvili "New Forces Movement" has organized a provocation just now in front of the Verkhovna Rada building. Tires were rolled up to the building of the Verkhovna Rada and tried to set on fire. When the police officers did not allow do this, they started pelting stones at them. Two police officers were injured 15 minutes ago, one has a broken collar bone," Gerashchenko said from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday.