Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko offers Mikheil Saakashvili to chair the Udar Party
05 June, 2019
Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko offers Mikheil Saakashvili to chair the Udar Party
After arrival of ex-president of Georgia and ex-Governor of Ukraine's Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili in Ukraine there were speculations about whether he would be offered political positions. So far, even ex-president of Georgia refrains from making any forcasts. However, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has offered him to chair the Udar Party and lead it to the parliamentary elections.

Klitschko proposes "joining hands for quick and effective changes" and asks Saakashvili to become chairman of the UDAR Party, Klitschko said in his
video address posted on Facebook on June 4.

“Udar goes to snap parliamentary elections. And I invite our partners to go together. I remain the leader of the Udar Party, and I offer Mikheil Saakashvili to head the party,” Klitschko said.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky ruled out any political position from Mikheil Saakashvili at this stage


At this stage we do not discuss whether Mikheil Saakashvili joins our team or not, new President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky told Georgian reporters in Brussels.

“Mikheil Saakashvili is in Kiev. I have returned him a Ukrainian passport. At this stage we do not discuss whether Mikheil Saakashvili joins our team or not,” Volodymyr Zelensky told “Rustavi 2” TV.

The Ukrainian President issued a decree on May 28 restoring ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili’s Ukrainian citizenship.

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