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Saakashvili returns to Ukraine to support Zelensky, not for revenge

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ex-president of Georgia expressed hope that the representatives of the team of the previous president will be held accountable before the law
12:48, 31 May 2019

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili
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Ex-president of Georgia and ex-Head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili stated that he returned not to revenge but to help new President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky as 1+1 TV channel reported.

“My plan is to help team of Zelensky with everything - my advice and experience, because the success of this president is the success of the whole country,” Saakashvili noted.

Related: Georgian Parliament offers to raise question of Saakashvili's extradition

He also expressed hope that the representatives of the team of the previous president will be held accountable before the law.

“The people, who lied, stole stuff during all this time and made the country lose five years straight... they should be responsible and I will be very pleased when they response the way people in Brazil and South Korea,” the politician said.

He emphasized that revenge and punishment are not his functions, and his best skill was 'building'.

On May 28, Mikheil Saakashvili got his Ukrainian citizenship - again. This is mentioned in the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky who reinstated the citizenship of the former Georgian president. 

Related: "It was a brave step of a decent President", - Saakashvili about regaining citizenship

On May 29, Saakashvili returned to Ukraine.

On July 26, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko, by his decree, ceased Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili. On January 29, the Supreme Court began to consider the legality of this decision. On February 12, 2018, the border guards expelled the ex-president of Georgia from Ukraine to Poland as part of the readmission procedure.

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