“I said that he should be far more afraid of poison in his wineglass” – Saakashvili’s last conversation with Nemtsov
28 February, 2015
“I said that he should be far more afraid of poison in his wineglass” – Saakashvili’s last conversation with Nemtsov
Georgia’s ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili has responded to Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov’s murder, writing on Facebook that he met Nemtsov several days ago in Kyiv, at the Fermont hotel.

“He told me about the protest he planned to hold in Moscow. I asked him whether he was concerned for his safety in Russia, especially now and he answered that Putin lives by his own rules and he does not think he will be jailed for a long time. I interrupted
him by saying that poisoning is more dangerous than detention, but when I saw his face I guessed it was the wrong joke.

I said that he should be far more afraid of poison in his wineglass than a prison cell, but seeing his face, realized that my joke was inappropriate. We continued talking about Putin's fate and concluded that Putin acts exactly like Milosevic, who became popular with people due to war but war also proved to be his unmaking. Upon hearing of Nemtsov's murder, I immediately remembered that oppositionists were killed by Milosevic's regime as well.

Boris Nemtsov was a very brave man, sometimes to the point of recklessness. You could argue with him, you could disagree with him, but you couldn't stay indifferent towards him. I knew him since the 90's and we communicated frequently, especially in recent years. We have lost a great man today - a friend of other nations, a true Russian patriot and simply a very interesting person hailing from a country ruled by evil mediocrity. What a pity..."

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