On his Facebook page, Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili commented on the video of his fight with Avakov.
“I regret having called the Prime Minister a thief, but I regret even more that it is true. Have a look at the video shot at the Presidential Administration and released after my repeated urging. In it, the Prime Minister calls me "a travelling con man’ and ‘a windbag’, while his government’s minister suggests that I get out of ‘his country’. I did use the word ‘thieves’ when referring to the Prime Minister and Interior Minister and I am not going to take that back. I love Ukraine and we will rid our country of thieves and con men,” Saakashvili wrote.