Saakashvili Refuses to Answer to “Russian Oligarchs”
Author: By Zviad Abzinbaia
“I will be distant when the prosecutor’s office of the Russian oligarch summons me, but very close when the Georgian people call me up’’ commented Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-president of Georgia, on his official Facebook page, in response to the prosecutor’s office of Georgia, which filed criminal charges against him.
The questions about the ‘sins’ of the ‘bloody nine-year’ governance of Saakashvili arose as soon as the Georgian Dream (GD) coalition won the parliamentary elections in October, 2012. Moreover, it was previously announced by the GD officials before and after winning the elections that the previous period of ‘torture’ would see all the responsible leaders, including Saakashvili, imprisoned.
The promises made by the PM Gharibashvili and some other GD leaders about the ‘hot summer’ of this year, have partly come true, as the bulk of the Georgian reformers are in prison except Saakashvili.
The former PM, Ivane Merabishvili, the former mayor of Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava and the former Minister of Defence, Bachana Akhalaia have been arrested. As for Saakashvili, he might be the last man standing in the previous political team.