Saakashvili calls on Merkel and EU to help him oppose Poroshenko
Ex-Georgian President and former Ukraine’s Odessa Region Governor Mikhail Saakashvili has addressed the European Union and German Chancellor Angela Merkel asking to help him resists Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko.
Saakashvili said that he "was attacked in Kiev by masked people, who seized him, threatened him and took him to Poland on board a private plane." "Corrupt Ukrainian President Poroshenko is behind this action," he affirmed. However, Saakashvili said that he wants to return to Ukraine.
"If the European Union and chiefly Chancellor Angela Merkel do not take measures, Ukraine will collapse," he told the Bild newspaper. "Poroshenko is destroying this country; he wants to distance me, because I am fighting with corruption."
"There are planned massive demonstrations, and I will return to Ukraine in a lawful way," TASS cited him as saying.
Yesterday, Saakashvili was detained in Kiev and then ejected to Poland.