#Official Commentary of Alla Barkhatnova on resignations of Georgian ‘reformers’
With each passing day the situation in Ukraine is becoming more acute and heating up: ordinary people again protest on Bankova st., and officials whether seek possible ways to escape, or even leave the offices entrusted to them. Even Mikheil Saakashvili, flowing into a blissful stupor from the anthem of Ukraine, has exhausted his limit of reformism and resigned.
By the way, a sharp change in the behaviour of the now ex-governor of the Odessa Oblast (region) looked pretty funny sidewise, though prudently for the politician himself.
After the unexpected triumph of Donald Trump in the presidential election in the US, a series of tragic and sometimes comic performances began in the political circles of Ukraine. Hoping to win favour with the new US President to their personas, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities are trying to earn bonuses and simply not make a lot of new blunders in responsible positions. With the victory of the Republican candidate, even a theoretical possibility of support for Ukraine is quite illusory, and thus the probability of the existence of this state is intensively vanishing. Even Saakashvili is well aware that he will no longer have any prospects of political influence or material enrichment, therefore selflessly begins blaming Poroshenko’s regime, trying to prove to be a fighter for the future of the country, but not a rat, running from a sinking ship.
The entire Georgian ‘team of reformers’ also followed suit. Khatia Dekanoidze also spontaneously exhausted all possibilities of ‘revival’ of the National Police, whose head she was, honestly acknowledging that for her successor there is still much to be done.
But as they say, there would be a blessing in disguise: Dekanoidze’s resignation became a real gift for the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, who loosely received a tempting offer. Her position was occupied by Vadim Troyan, deputy commander of the Nationalist regiment “Azov.” The very same “Azov” tacitly submits to Arsen Avakov, in fact being his private army. With this balance of power the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has new possibilities to influence, changing from a simple gangster ‘protection racket’ to the coup.
Now Saakashvili is actively scaling down his activities and takes with him the like-minded on standby. Eight heads of district administrations of the region and the head of the region’s customs Julia Marushevskaya also announced about the decision to resign, along with the governor of Odessa. The team of fugitive Georgian ex-president albeit was not initially strong, and only prophesied the visibility of conducting of significant changes, but their departure has created an additional crack in a long time already collapsing Ukrainian statehood.
It is noteworthy that Saakashvili was seen by all as a direct protege and an informant of the US State Department. It is possible that Poroshenko’s environment, accustomed to receive instructions from the American ambassador, is in certain confusion. Due to the lack of instructions on further strategies, there was a lack of understanding of the situation around Saakashvili. It is likely that the administration Poroshenko asks: “Why Saakashvili leaves? Surely he knows something more …,” “Have the United States put a stack on Miho, and we will be eliminated?”
Fear and confusion are soaring in the corridors of the neo-Nazi regime. After suggestion to deprive Saakashvili of citizenship it became clear that Ukraine cannot do this because Miho has no Georgian citizenship. But they decided to eliminate the rebel in a banal way – to turn over Saakashvili to the Georgian side on request.
In the meantime, while the Ukrainian president’s administration is thinking through this option, Saakashvili announced the creation of a new party – “Movement of new forces.” Former Deputy Attorney General of Ukraine David Sakvarelidze neither more nor less marked this platform as “the first healthy political force.” It will be funny when the political movement will be announced the Kremlin’s project, although a similar situation has occurred with Nadezhda Savchenko.
Alla Barkhatnova, the DPR People’s Council deputy