Saakashvili Vs. Poroshenko: Chaos in Ukraine Continues to Escalate
Today, the former governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, practically announced the start date for mutiny against Poroshenko, October 17. In the morning, he unexpectedly appeared in the center of Kiev, almost on the threshold of the presidential administration. However, he made it exactly at the moment when Poroshenko left for the US.
After demonstratively walking around the capital, Saakashvili joined the rally of doctors and promised to make claims to the authorities within a month. Matanat Ragimova reporting from Kiev.
— We love you, we love you! -Thank you. Neither the SBU nor the police can prevent Saakashvili from freely walking around Kiev. He specifically chose the moment for his return. Poroshenko is in the USA.
Today, the entire governmental quarter of Kiev is occupied by a rally of many thousands of doctors who are against the health care reform. That is, it’s even not necessary to gather supporters, just start agitating. And Saakashvili doesn’t mince his words.
They’ve been stealing money and will continue doing it, forgive me. They have a warehouse with cash there, on the first floor, in this building. Ask when you go there next time. Saakashvili promised not to stay long in the capital and to go on a trip to the regions tomorrow.
There, he’ll seek decent candidates for the new Rada. And, he promised to impeach the president. I’ll settle in the center of Ukraine, in the Cherkassy Region. I’ll travel around Ukraine from there. According to the disgraced politician, Poroshenko is afraid of him. That’s why the supporters of the Ukrainian president spread rumors that no one supports Saakashvili.
This is horse crap of hustlers. If only 2% support me, why is Poroshenko so afraid of me? He doesn’t believe this crap himself. It’s a myth. In Vinnitsa, and not only there, there were more than a thousand people at the rally. And when we went to the Roshen fountains, it was a triumph.
Let's go with me to the people, and then we'll talk about my 2%. Saakashvili used today's rally as a tribune. Neither police cordons nor metal barricades could stop the stream of doctors, who were rushing to the Verkhovna Rada today.
They are critically lacking money for health care. The catastrophic state of affairs in medicine forces industry workers to come to the Verkhovna Rada. According to the estimates of the specialists, at the end of August, the salary debt was 107 million hryvna, more than 4 million dollars. The salary was minimum, 3200 hryvna.
At the same time, the utility tariffs doubled. Approximately, 1200 hryvna. Together with payments for heating, it’s 3000. We have no money to buy food. We live paycheck to paycheck. What else can we say? The rally is supported by passers-by. Ukrainians have to pay for medical care and treatment in hospitals themselves.
— We have no medicine now! — Almost none! They want to deceive the people of Ukraine once again and shuffle off the burden of health care costs from the state budget on people. The doctors called their first rally preventive. But they promised to bring even more people to the streets.
Saakashvili also promises to return to Kiev. He appointed the next Maidan on October 17. On this day, when he promised to return to Kiev with real reinforcements and personally present the demands for the impeachment of Poroshenko. Matanat Ragimova, Andrei Ivanov, Leonid Borisov, and Maxim Isayev, Vesti from Kiev, Ukraine.