“My heart bleeds for Ukraine and Saakashvili is a joke”- Putin

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December 14, 2017 – FRN – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

During the series of questions on the situation in Ukraine at the annual live Q&A press conference, the President of Russia was asked about his attitude towards Mikhail Saakashvili, the ex-president of Georgia and ex-governor of the Odessa region, who in recent months has been trying to organize a new Maydan in Kiev and stands for impeachment of Poroshenko.

In the opinion of Vladimir Putin, what Saakashvili is doing, “is a spit in the face of the Georgian and Ukrainian people.”

“How did you tolerate this until now?” he asked Ukrainian journalists who attended the press conference. “He is the same person who was the president of Georgia, and now he is running around Kiev square and shouting to the whole world: “I’m Ukrainian!”

“You do not have real Ukrainians in in charge Ukraine, and Ukraine suffers because of this, so it’s a pity to see – my heart bleeds,” Putin admitted.

Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels. If you like her work, you can support her Patreon here.

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