Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and former governor of Odesa region is ready to become a prime minister of Ukraine or the Mayor of Odesa as Meduza reported.
‘I am ready to be a prime minister; I said about this many times’, he said.
He also specified whether he is going to run for the presidency in Ukraine and said that the main reforms should take place through the government.
‘Of course, no. I think that there should not be two persons at the helm in Ukraine at the transient state. The president should deal with the defense and foreign policy but the reforms, changes, the mental revolution should take place through the government and the parliamentarian majority’, Saakashvili emphasized.
Also, he said that Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine earlier offered him the post of the prime minister but according to Saakashvili, it was a publicity move of the president.
‘When Poroshenko offered me twice or thrice I discussed terms with him, I understood that it is for the PR, and then I will be removed from there and I will not be allowed to make any reformatory step. He did not want to change the ministers, he did not want a new parliamentarian election, he also did not want to get rid of this corruption majority in the parliament. Unlikely I would be able to reach any success with my hands tied. I experienced this in Odesa. If the prime minister does not have the ministers and the parliament it is not better than the powerless governor of Odesa’, Saakashvili noted.
Also, he said that he does not mind to become the mayor of Odesa.
‘When I change Ukraine I certainly want to move to Odesa and become its mayor. Possibly, it is the next stage of my career’, Saakashvili said.
According to former Odesa governor, he did not have any authorities toward Odesa Mayor Office at the previous employment.
‘We achieved something but it is important to understand that it is not even the hundredth part that I wanted to do. I had no authorities toward Odesa Mayor Office. The mayor office was absolutely controlled by the criminals and they bring the money in the administration of the president every month. This is it. Unfortunately, Odesa, the city that I love so much did not change in any way; moreover, we opened there a few beaches for the people. And even this was not in our authority and we violated the law. I am in great demand over the citizens of Odesa’, the politician said.
Petro Poroshenko, the President of Ukraine revoked the Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili last July on the basis of the false data that is indicated in the form for the Migration Service.