Ukraine-Georgia relations: Saakashvili slams Georgian PACE delegation

11:26 Oct. 15, 2016

Saakashvili slams Georgian PACE delegation

Mikheil Saakashvili Governor of Odessa, Ukraine (GettyImages Photo)

The diplomats abstained from voting for pro-Ukraine resolutions in Parliament Assembly 

Former Georgian President and current Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili has harshly criticized the country's delegation in PACE over the fact that it decided to abstain from voting on the resolutions that named Russia responsible for the conflict in Ukraine.

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In a video comment, published on his Facebook page, Saakashvili called the incident ‘a black spot in Georgia's history'.

‘The fact that the Georgian delegates didn't vote for the sanctions against Russia and didn't support Ukraine is a shame and disgrace', he said.

At the same time, Saakashvili claimed that the diplomats' position is not reflected in Georgia. He said, he'd never seen anyone in the country wouldn't openly support Ukraine.

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He also compared the current Georgian leadership with the Yanukovych regime.

‘Georgia is ruled by the biggest private stockholder of Gazprom, Ivanishvili. But just like Yanukovych couldn't hold on to his position, Ivanishvili won't too, I'm sure. But of course I feel sorry for my people and I'm ashamed of their so-called rulers', Saakashvili added.

The resolutions were approved by the Parliament Assembly of the Council of Europe on October 12. 

Source: (in Ukrainian)

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