Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine claimed that he was shocked by the events with Mikheil Saakashvili and information on him disclosed by the law enforcers. Poroshenko claimed this during the visit to Lviv region broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
'The enemy stakes on to backstab, disrupt inside, and undermine the situation in Ukraine. I said about this many times that Moscow spares no efforts and has pots of money. I thought that it is difficult to surprise me but I was shocked with the events that occurred yesterday', he said.
Poroshenko thanked the SBU and the Prosecutor General's Office for the professional work on the protection of the national interests and state system'.
'The only thing that gladdens is that the Ukrainians cracked the criminal group financed by Moscow earlier than the special services. That is why the Ukrainian ignored the camp near the Verkhovna Rada', Poroshenko noted.
He also emphasized that the president and the government respect the right of the people for the peaceful protest and this right should be protected.
'We demonstrated this during the last few weeks; however, the organizers of the protests desired blood and provoked the law enforcers. And it is important that the law enforcers did not rise to it', the president said.
'The army keeps the front not to allow the enemy to be active far behind the lines', he concluded.
As we reported Saakashvili was detained in the suspicion of the support of the criminal group in the organization of the criminal activity. According to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, Saakashvili financed the protests to take power for the funds of the allies of Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine. Later Saakashvili claimed that the accusations of the Prosecutor’s General Office of his ties with oligarch Sergy Kurchenko are fake.
Saakashvili succeeded to release from the car of the law enforcers after a few failed attempts to pass him to the SBU. He made for the Ukrainian parliament right after the release.
At 6 am today, December 6 the law enforcers came into the protester's camp near the Ukrainian Parliament in the attempt to search for Saakashvili but did not succeed. The clashes took place between the law enforcers and the protesters when both the civilians and the police officers suffered.
Moreover, the SBU expected Saakashvili to come for the questioning but he refused to come and offered the law enforcers to come to his camp near the Verkhovna Rada. The Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine claimed later that Saakashvili was served with the charge papers.