Saakashvili calls on Kiev citizens to join rally to demand Poroshenko's resignation
Nothing will change for the better in Ukraine as long as Pyotr Poroshenko is its president, Georgian ex-President and former Odessa Region’s Governor Mikhail Saakashvili, who now is the leader of the New Forces Movement, said at a rally in front of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada.
"There will be nothing good as long as Poroshenko is president. If he doesn’t hear you today, we must move to another location to demand Poroshenko step down and free Ukraine’s people," Saakashvili said amidst encouraging chants and slogans demanding Poroshenko’s resignation.
Saakashvili asked his supporters "not to lose heart till victory comes" and called on the protesters to assemble for another rally in downtown Kiev at the end of the day.
"If these people [lawmakers] do not take a single step in the interests of our people by the end of the day, we must think about more demands - that of the president’s resignation," TASS cited Saakashvili as saying.