Anticorruption fight: I helped to oust PM Yatseniuk - Saakashvili

14:49 Nov. 7, 2016

I helped to oust PM Yatseniuk - Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili (UNIAN Photo)

Mikheil Saakashvili says he helped Poroshenko to oust Yatseniuk, but it did not help to fight corruption

In his speech about his reasons for resigning, Mikheil Saakashvili said he helped to remove Arseniy Yatseniuk from power - in order to stop corruption in the government. He also accuses the President and the government of corruption and support of illegal schemes. 

"We can see that regress powers attack everything progressive. We can see that all new beginnings are cracked down on. And all this happens in full view of Ukraine. […] I am sick of it. What's the difference for Ukrainians who will care in the least about them - Poroshenko or Yanukovych? What's the difference for Ukrainians, who will rob them – guys from Yenakievo or Kononenko? What's the difference, who will embezzle everything – some Kovalchuk or Kluyev? What is the difference to people?

Read more Saakashvili announces resignation as Odesa Governor


When we said we would change everything, President Poroshenko told me that Yanukovych and Yatseniuk stood in the way of reforms. We had created a movement for clearing and helped him to get rid of Yatseniuk. So, how did it finish? We forced Yatseniuk to move slightly in these schemes, but they rob like nothing happened. Avakov, Nasirov, those pillars of corruption, remain at their places."

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