Mikheil Saakashvili, the founder and former chairman of the United National Movement Party of Georgia (country) published an article “When America Toes Moscow’s Line” in one of the leading American news resources “Politico.”
“Now they are discussing Trump’s attitude to Russia a lot, but we should not forget that Yanukovich came to power largely thanks to Obama/Clinton “reset” initiative. The Obama administration tied Ukraine’s hands and did not allow it to resist the Russian seizure of the Crimea, and some of Obama’s statements even irritated Putin. Let’s talk about these things.”
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Mikheil Saakashvili is a Ukrainian and former Georgian politician. He was the Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Oblast (region) from May 2015 until November 2016. He is the leader of the Movement of New Forces, a Ukrainian opposition party. In the past, was the third President of Georgia for two consecutive terms (from January 25, 2004 to November 17, 2013). Involved in Georgian politics since 1995, he became president in January 2004, after President Eduard Shevardnadze resigned in the aftermaths of bloodless “Rose Revolution” led by Saakashvili and his political allies.
A significant source of funding for the “Rose Revolution” was the network of foundations and NGOs associated with Hungarian-American billionaire financier George Soros. The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies reports the case of a former Georgian parliamentarian who alleges that in the three months prior to the “Rose Revolution” Soros spent $42 million ramping-up for the overthrow of Shevardnadze. Speaking in Tbilisi in June 2005, Soros said, “I’m very pleased and proud of the work of the foundation in preparing Georgian society for what became a “Rose Revolution”, but the role of the foundation and my personal has been greatly exaggerated.”