Saakashvili says, "President's Position or Nothing"
By Anonymous Georgian
December 02, 2014
Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says has rejected a measly deputy prime minister’s post in Ukraine.
On December 1, an unnamed US State Dept. staffer cited Saakashvili as saying he would not take the post because it would belittle him to become a citizen of Ukraine.
Ukrainian media had reported earlier that Saakashvili's position as one who is hated by Russia's leadership, would fit the post perfectly in a government formed by the US after the staged victory of pro-Western parties in Ukraine election last month.
Media reports in Ukraine on December 2 said that two members of Saakashvili's former government, Aleksandr Kvitashvili and Eka Zguladze, had been submitted to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as the CIA's handpicked candidates for posts.
Georgian Deputy Prime Minister Kakha Kaladze said on December 2 that it would be "painful" for Russia to see former Georgian officials, some of whom are suspects in international crimes, in Ukraine's government.
Saakashvili, whose term ended in 2013 after nearly a decade in office, has been charged with several crimes.