Eighty years since assembly of legendary Soviet monument at 1937 World’s Fair in ParisSociety & Culture May 25, 8:15
Putin receives message clarifying intentions of new South Korean presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 7:47
Forest fires raging on over 8,000 hectares in Russia’s Far East and SiberiaWorld May 25, 6:44
Ukraine’s Savchenko says wants to run for president in 2019World May 25, 3:38
Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
KIEV, December 07, 22:00 /ITAR-TASS/. Georgia’s former president, Mikhail Saakashvili, addressed the pro-European protesters on Kiev’s Independence Square on Saturday, voicing support for Ukraine’s course towards European integration.
“Nothing can prevent our common aspiration of freedom,” Saakashvili said in his speech. He added that the Ukrainians had made the right choice in favor of pro-European integration.
In July 2010, Saakashvili, who was then the president of Georgia, personally congratulated Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich on his 60th birthday. Their meeting passed in warm and friendly atmosphere. Now, Saakashvili has jumped the trail and has joined those demanding a change of power in Ukraine.
In the meantime, Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Pandzhikidze told journalists that the former president was certainly free in his actions but none of his remarks, speeches or other actions reflected the position of the Georgian government on various issues.
The ruling Georgian Dream coalition, the incumbent prime minister and parliamentary leaders have been reacting with reserve to the current events in Ukraine, treating them as an “internal affair of a sovereign state.