Georgian government slowly kills Saakashvilli Zelenskyy

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy believes that the Georgian government is slowly killing Mikheil Saakashvilli, the country’s former president and currently a citizen of Ukraine.

Source: Interfax-Ukraine, quoting Zelenskyy during his press-conference with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen in Kyiv.

Details: Zelenskyy said that he was showed photos demonstrating Saakashvilli’s current state of health.

Quote: "Once he was the President of Georgia. Mikheil Saakashvilli. [MP] Davyd Arakhamiia gave me those [photos]. I would like you to see how he looks now."

"I believe that today, the Georgian government is killing him. You know, they poisoned him and now they are slowly killing him, pardon me."


  • During a video call at a court hearing on 1 February, Mikheil Saakashvilli, the ex-president of Georgia, showed what horrible condition he was in.

  • The court in Georgia now examines a possibility of postponing Sakaashvilli’s prison sentence.

  • Currently Saakashvilli is in the intensive care unit of Vivamedi hospital in Tbilisi as his condition deteriorates.

  • In May, Volodymyr Zelenskyy amended a decree of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko and restored Saakashvilli’s Ukrainian citizenship.

  • The former leader of Georgia, Saakashvilli was arrested in October 2021, staying in custody ever since. The Georgian government accuses him of abusing power while in office in 2004-2007 and 2008-2013).

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