Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia says that the possible appointment of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as vice PM for reforms in Ukraine by a strategic partner state is ‘absolutely unacceptable.’
However, Gakharia said that Ukraine and Georgia are allies and ‘nothing will harm our partnership in the long-term perspective.’
The appointment of Saakashvili in the Ukrainain government, who was sentenced in absentia in Georgia and has been wanted for several years, is absolutely unacceptable,” Gakharia said.
Georgian Parliament Speaker Archil Talakvadze said that Saakashvili’s possible presence in the Ukrainian government may harm Georgian-Ukrainian cooperation.
Saakashvili said on April 22 that the offer for the new post came from President Volodymyr Zelensky.