The Governor of Odessa region of Ukraine, Mikhail Saakashvili
In the letter that the Governor of Odessa region posted on his page on the social network Facebook, Saakashvili stated that “reforms in the country was needed yesterday” and the Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk “went as a result of the demands of the people”. However, the former President of Georgia stressed that the problem is not the Yatsenyuk and the political class and including the approach of President Petro Poroshenko and his entourage to the reforms.
“The country is at an impasse, and no time to cover up their corrupt friends. They steal with loss, with the economy, which decreases. They’re looting at the expense of the terrible situation of the society,” he said.
According to Saakashvili, now politicians are trying to “foist a government that initially incapacitated”. In this regard, the Governor of the Odessa region has called on Kiev to “stop the cabal” and to hold public discussion of the composition of the new government, which, he said, should be a government of national trust.
Other requirements Saakashvili called appointments in the Odessa region. According to him, sacking the Prosecutor of the region David Sakvarelidze, “the local government surrendered to the separatists, of which there abound”. According to him, it is necessary for several days to remove the “separatist” Nikolay Stoyanov (Prosecutor of the Odessa region), to initiate a criminal case on the mayor of Odessa Gennady Truhanov, concealing, according to him, the Russian passport and the “concealing ill-gotten funds” and dismiss the management of the local branch of the SBU, which is “politically oppressed reformers”.
Saakashvili said that “had enough of promises that cause laughter and disgust”. According to him, if his demands are not met within a week, the reformers from across the country should unite and “to really change the country the fastest, the constitutional way.” “We are not going to wait. This is not an ultimatum, and the urgency of the moment,” he said.
Mikhail Saakashvili headed the Odessa region in may 2015. Within a few months he criticized the government of Arseniy Yatsenyuk, indicating that the Cabinet is not implementing the necessary reforms. In addition, the former President of Georgia had disagreements with the regional Prosecutor’s office, which worsened after the resignation Sakvarelidze and the appointment to the post Stoyanov.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation as head of government last Sunday. During his speech, he explained that his resignation will be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on April 12. As noted Yatsenyuk, to take the decision to resign from his post it has prompted a political crisis in Ukraine.