Ex-President Saakashvili calls PACE observation mission head Kox a Russian spy, ruling party calls statement ‘alarming, anti-western’

  • Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili (R) has accused PACE election observation mission head Tiny Kox of being a Russian spy.

Agenda.ge, 17 Nov 2020 - 18:09, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili has stated that PACE election observation mission head Tiny Kox is a “Russian spy and he receives money from Russia.’ 

The Georgian Dream ruling party has stated earlier today that the allegations are alarming and that Saakashvili and his satellite political parties ‘have been long engaged with anti-western rhetoric.’ 

Ruling party member and former Justice Minister of Georgia Thea Tsulukiani said that Saakashvili, who is a citizen of Ukraine, has been irritated by PACE’s positive assessments of October 31 parliamentary elections in Georgia. 

Saakashvili, who leads Georgian opposition parties currently and the satellite political parties of (his) United National Movement, unfortunately, remain major anti-western political forces in Georgia. Saakashvili's traditional, anti-western political behaviour and culture, as well as his anti-western rhetoric are obvious examples of this. Saakashvili's attack on one of the most important international institutions was caused by the fact that PACE’s positive assessments and Saakashvili’s fake reality (that the opposition won the elections) did not coincide,” Tsulukiani said. 

Thea Tsulukiani, on behalf of the ruling Georgian Dream party, has responded to Saakashvili's statements. 

She stated that Saakashvili was unhappy with PACE’s election reports that the elections were conducted peacefully and that the ruling Georgian Dream party won the elections.

Saakashvili was unhappy with peace as he dislikes peace. He had different goals and the PACE reports disadvantaged his goals,” Tsulukiani said. 

Tsulukiani stated that, ‘logically,’ all the election reports by international observing missions, which say that the elections were conducted in line with international standards, ‘are Russian reports by Saakashvili.’ 

This is alarming. Sparking anti-western mood in the country whose territories are occupied is harmfulness,” Tsulukiani said. 

Tsulukiani vowed that the ruling party will fight against anti-state and anti-western propaganda from parliament. 

Opposition parties are accusing the ruling party of fabricating the elections and are demanding repeat elections.