“Just like Putin, the Ukrainian oligarchs are preventing development of Ukraine and engendering political corruption. After failing to bribe or discredit me, an oligarch (Kolomoyskiy) has suggested putting me down like a dog. It’s their last resort if threats or intimidations don’t work. I think the Ukrainian people will soon put these thugs, who are nothing but a leftover from the gangster era, in their place,” Saakashvili said.
As reported earlier by the QHA, Kolomoyskiy compared Saakashvili to a ‘muzzle-less dog’ while commenting on the latter’s accusations, and suggested sending him back to Georgia in a parcel.
In an interview he gave prior to his verbal clash with Kolomoyskiy, Saakashvili accused Arseniy Yatsenuk, Ukraine’s Prime Minister, of working for Rinat Akhmetov and Igor Kolomoyskiy, two of the most powerful Ukrainian oligarchs. According to Saakashvili, Yatsenyuk declined to consider his report on high airfares and his attempts to decrease them.
After Yatsenyuk responded to Saakashvili’s accusations by calling them false, Saakashvili recorded a video appeal to the Prime Minister in which he accused the current government of financially damaging the country to the tune of UAH 100 billion.