ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
Ukrainian conflict led to spike in hate speech, Russophobia — Council of EuropeWorld September 19, 17:00
Russian regions contribute scores of natural stones for memorial to Gulag victimsSociety & Culture September 19, 16:45
Warsaw police hunting vandals who desecrated Soviet military cemeteryWorld September 19, 16:39
Donbass truce first step towards lifting anti-Russian sanctions — German top diplomatWorld September 19, 16:36
Moscow court arrests man suspected of stabbing hiker to deathSociety & Culture September 19, 16:34
KIEV, December 1. /TASS/. Deputy of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada (parliament) from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc Dmitry Golubev has accused the governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, of racketeering and extortion.
"Saakashvili has started racketeering in Odessa. Large enterprises and businesspeople have been receiving letters from his adviser with a request, for example, to find a way to provide charitable contribution in the amount of 2.5 million hryvnia ($104,000) and thanks for the attention and understanding. And they pay the money," the lawmaker said on TV Channel 112 on Tuesday.
According to him, "almost all major Odessa businessmen pay Saakashvili."
"I have the materials that confirm my words. I will certainly publish them. And those who don’t want to pay are visited by a Georgian prosecutor and a Georgian police officer. People have nobody to complain to... Saakashvili has created a vicious circle," Golubev said.
Previously, Saakashvili has repeatedly accused the government and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of corruption.