The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has responded to Georgia’s intention to withdraw the ambassador in case of the appointment of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili as Deputy Prime Minister in the Cabinet. The Ukrainian News reports that with a reference to a comment by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
"The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine has not received any official appeal from the Georgian side about the possible recall of the Georgian ambassador," the press service replied.
Regarding the possibility of the Ukrainian side calling the Georgian ambassador for negotiations, in response to a warning from the Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia, the Foreign Ministry explained that there was an established procedure for such decisions.
At the same time, the Foreign Ministry stressed that Ukraine is counting on maintaining partnership relations with Georgia.
Earlier, Georgian Prime Minister Georgy Gakharia confirmed that the Georgian ambassador could be recalled from Kyiv if Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed Deputy Prime Minister for reforms to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
As we reported before, former President of Georgia, ex-head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili expects the Verkhovna Rada to vote for his appointment as Deputy Prime Minister on April 30.