Saakashvili thinks he is “Putin’s prisoner of war”

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December 11, 2017 – FRN – 

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Politnavigator –  by Inessa Sinchougova

The ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili stated that he will go hungry until he is released or dies in prison. 

He made his statement out of the courtroom ‘cage’, and later, after asking for a lawyer, he was allowed to sit next to the defense. 

“If they put me in prison, I will starve to death, but everyone will know who committed this murder. They can kill me, but they will never kill the people of Ukraine and the will of the Ukrainians … To live in a cage is to be a personal prisoner of the oligarchy. 

I consider myself a prisoner of the Ukrainian oligarchy, Vladimir Putin. I consider myself a prisoner of war. I’m a prisoner of war, really. Because they are waging war against the Ukrainian people,” Saakashvili said. 


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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