Saakashvili about introduction of national guard to Odessa: I wouldn’t be in vain to speak of the danger

Саакашвили о введении Нацгвардии в Одессу: Я бы не стал напрасно говорить об опасности

The head of the Odessa regional state administration (RSA) Mikheil Saakashvili said that the events taking place in the regional center in recent years, associated with the political process. He said this on air of the “Prime Evening” on TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

He said that today Mr. President and I discussed the recent events in Odessa.

“The problem that I was told that some official of the Ministry of internal Affairs (Minister of internal Affairs Ivan Varchenko – ed.), believes that what happened in Odessa what is happening the last weeks, months – it has nothing to do with national Affairs, it is some small dispute”, – said the head of RSA.

“Of course, this political stuff. They did not relate to the state apparatus?”, he added.

Related news: the interior Ministry has responded to the call Saakashvili to introduce to Odessa the national guard units

Saakashvili also said that with the advent of the post of the head of the field, managed to restore order in the region.

“We don’t just set the order in Odessa. When I arrived to Odessa region, where about 19 cities, at all entrances stood the armored vehicles, men in masks, Odessa went outfits with the dogs,” he said.

“We from the first day he took it all from the street. Approaching tourist season, and scaring people made no sense. And said it was “a disaster”, but nothing has begun”, – told Saakashvili.

The head yeah emphasized that there is a certain danger, therefore, he appealed to the head of state with a request to strengthen security measures. “So I should say nothing. I’m not an alarmist. I passed through a lot and will not say in vain that there is any danger,” he concluded.

Recall now in Odessa at night from a grenade launcher fired at the Bank. In addition, at night unknown persons broke up the so-called “antomarchi Maidan”. About 04:30 in the morning unknown persons have approached on the bus and began to beat the protesters. Among the attackers managed to detain several people. And in response to these actions, activists blocked the city hall.

We will note, the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov also made a statement about what happened tonight dispersal of the rally on Dumskaya square. Trukhanov said that night guilty of power dispersal of the protest is the head of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili. He stressed that the incident arose due to “the inability of the management of the regional state administration to recognize their own mistakes”.

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