Mikheil Saakashvili labels Zakareishvili “Russian Agent”
Author: Zviad Adzinbaia
“Federal Security Service Agent” was how former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, described Paata Zakareishvili, Georgia’s Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality. The former president made the accusation when talking about the so-called Alliance and Strategic Agreement between Russia and Abkhazia which was signed on November 25 in Sochi by Vladimir Putin and Raul Khadzimba, de-facto president of the occupied Abkhazia.
Via a TV link from New York, Saakashvili assessed the document as one that had been signed by an “occupier” and a “marionette” and reiterated that Abkhazia is an integral part of Georgia historically and politically. The ex-president directly linked Zakareishvili and Giorgi Volski, head of Provisional Committee of Conflict Resolution at the Parliament of Georgia, to the Russian ‘Fifth Column’, a popular term for Russia’s use of soft power to assert its influence in foreign affairs.
“This is an obvious fact for everyone that Volski and Zakareishvili profoundly serve the Russian interests in Georgia,” stated the ex-president.