Odessa throwing. New issues Saakashvili

Одесские метания. Новые проблемы Саакашвили

The Governor of the Odessa region again in the epicenter of scandals.

The Governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili in recent weeks has been at the center of several scandals.

First, Saakashvili unflattering spoke about the new Ukrainian government, and then searches came to his colleague in Odessa.

The Governor of the actions of law enforcement officers perceived as political pressure.

Корреспондент.net versed with what is happening now with the Governor of Odessa.

Problem with interview

In an interview with the British Guardian, Saakashvili said that the new government Volodymyr Groysman is not able to implement reforms in life.

According to Saakashvili, to blame President Petro Poroshenko, who is trying to pursue a policy of loyalty to all.

“For a long time, Poroshenko was very flexible. If you are a reformer, he spoke the language of reform. If you are someone with an old mindset, he said, well, we’ll find a way, how can we work together. Now he has appointed a government that has no vision of reform,” – said the Governor.

Saakashvili added that he believes the current Ministers “a bunch of incompetent people”

Later Saakashvili announced that Shaun Walker, whom he considers a good journalist, “clearly misrepresented” their conversation.

“I have serious reservations as to how were formed the Cabinet of Ministers (…), but I would never call this government a bunch of incompetent people”, – he wrote in Facebook.

In response, Walker has accused Saakashvili of fraud. “Despite the denial that Saakashvili’s Facebook, he actually called the new government “a bunch of incompetent people.” Just checked my audio recording”, – the journalist wrote on Twitter.

The search companion

Yesterday, investigators of the Prosecutor General and the Moscow Department of the SBU carried out searches in the office and the house of the assistant-the adviser of the Governor of the Odessa region, ex-Consul General of Georgia Teimuraz Nishnianidze.

The searches were held in the building of the Odessa regional state administration, and also the place of registration of the Fund “for the benefit of Odessa”.

According to the report, investigations are conducted in the framework of several criminal proceedings: one initiated on the fact of illegal recovery of VAT officials of the Consulate General of Georgia in 2012-2013.

“According to the case file, the diplomats got almost 20 million hryvnias for allegedly purchased in Kiev shops branded items and clothing. Today investigators went to the stores “Louis Vuitton” and “Prada”, as well as of the State fiscal service”, – stated in the message.

It is also reported that the GPU is interested in the activities of the Fund “for the benefit of Odessa”, which is chaired by Nishnianidze.

According to media reports, this Fund accumulates the money of a number of large businessmen of Odessa, at the expense of the Fund purchased expensive cars, paid for the election campaign of Sasha Borovik, foreign trips Saakashvili anti-corruption forums in the regional centres of Ukraine.

The Reaction Of Saakashvili

With the advent of information about the searches Saakashvili arrived to the administration.

The Governor was indignant with the fact of the search and demanded the release of the locked room employees.

“I was forced to break the door. Because they kept our staff there closed, without lawyers, in violation of all laws. This is pure political provocation, which ordered the prick of GPU”, – Saakashvili said, pointing to the representative of the GPU.

Commenting on the fact of the search in the premises of regional state administration, Saakashvili said: “You are crazy? This did not make the Prosecutor’s office at the time of Pshonki, this does not make the Prosecutor’s office of North Korea”.

“It was quite the crazy? … They (representatives of GPU and SBU) has closed our employees in the room that sat there for 4 hours, they were armed with machine guns, and some Shvonder performed this low political decree”, – Saakashvili said.

He also stated that he had had a conversation with Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko.

“I demanded that he immediately withdraw away the trash, these investigators”, – Saakashvili said and added: “it is Time to complete in Ukraine, the shame.”

According to Saakashvili, what is happening in RSA – “political struggle”.

What they say in the GPU

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko did not know about the search, which took place in the building of the Odessa regional state administration for as long as he didn’t call Saakashvili himself.

In addition, Saakashvili noted that he did not believe that the investigative activities were initiated at the level of law-enforcement bodies of Odessa region, but continues to believe that Lutsenko will be able to establish effective and transparent law enforcement.

Later Lutsenko said that the searches in the office and at home the assistant-the adviser of the Governor of the Odessa region, ex-Consul General of Georgia Teimuraz Nishnianidze in the building of the Odessa regional state administration, and also the place of registration of the Fund “for the benefit of Odessa” are legitimate.

He stated this after he heard the report of the heads of investigative units, quoting the press service of the GPU.

Lutsenko said that investigative actions were carried out on requests of people’s deputies concerning the verification of the activities of a number of charitable funds, including the Fund For the benefit of Odessa”.

“The above Fund came under the attention of law enforcement due to the fact that the ex-Consul General of Georgia in Ukraine Taimuraz Nishnianidze received a VAT refund in the amount of about UAH 20 million. During the searches were seized enough information which will be used by investigators of SBU and the GPU in the above-mentioned case and also in cases of illegal actions of officials at the present time”, – stated in the message Department.

Also Lutsenko noted that during carrying out investigative actions “by law enforcement and Supervisory authorities of the illicit actions were carried out” – searches were conducted lawfully.

“To the Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Mikhail Saakashvili questions of the investigators had. In the above-mentioned investigative actions in Odessa there is no political component,” – said the GPU.

Lutsenko said that inspections of the activities of a number of charitable foundations in Ukraine will be held in the near future.

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