Medvedev: Ukraine, Saakashvili again again

JERICHO, 11 Dec — RIA Novosti. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said the result of the activities of Mikhail Saakashvili on the post of the Governor of Odessa region “is not zero, but negative.”

Answering the request of journalists to comment on the dismissal of Saakashvili, Medvedev said last week there were many more important developments, both within Russia and in the world.

“Therefore, against this background, the dismissal of the Governor of the Odessa region is not very significant event. However, I will say, well, simply, in Russian: this passenger, he once again clear, that is, unfortunately for Ukraine, which, perhaps, hoped for the prosperity of Odessa region with the arrival of such an experienced person, but the result is not zero, it is negative, and in fact there is nothing more to comment on,” — said Medvedev.

He also expressed the opinion that in this career, Saakashvili was completed. “I think that man’s career that she finished in Georgia, in Ukraine, in all probability, the same thing happens,” he said.

This week, Saakashvili resigned, having explained this step unwillingness of the Ukrainian authorities to fight corruption. In the night of Thursday the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree firing him.