Mikheil Saakashvili is a citizen of Ukraine, and not a single state in the world can tell Ukraine where he can be appointed, and where not. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated this in interview with LB.ua.
He noted that the Ukrainian government would try to maintain strategic relations with Georgia.
“With all the charisma of Mikheil Nikolozovich, he is a citizen of Ukraine, who previously held government posts here. Therefore, for my part, I will make every effort to ensure that our relations with Georgia remain truly friendly and strategic. If our Georgian partners take some drastic steps, well, we will survive, and then we will restore everything that was lost," Kuleba said.
The Foreign Minister also said that he had a calm and thorough telephone conversation with his Georgian counterpart, David Zalkaliani.
"We talked with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. It was a very calm, balanced conversation. He explained the position of his government to me. We proceed from very simple theses. The first one is that relations between Ukraine and Georgia are so special that they cannot become a hostage the fate of one person. Second, we understand the domestic political context in Georgia and do not interfere in it, but for us, Mr. Saakashvili is a citizen of Ukraine. And no state in the world can tell us where to appoint or not to appoint our citizens," Kuleba noted.
As we reported before, following the appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili as Head of Ukraine’s National Reform Council, Georgia decided to recall Ambassador to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze for further consultations. This process is a common one in the diplomatic work.