Georgian Prime Minister admits ‘provoking’ detention of former government’s senior officials
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 28 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili confessed 'provoking' the detention of senior officials of the former government. As he stated in an interview with Imedi TV company the arrest of former officials was predetermined by their participation in the 'criminal system' that formed during President Mikhail Saakashvili's years in the office.
"Many former officials became the victims of this system, including its creator Saakashvili," the prime minister said, stressing that he deliberately did not prevent prosecution of former officials.
"I deliberately 'provoked' this process, you can use this word, but by saying it I mean that I did not interfere with the process," he said.
Ivanishvili said that President Saakashvili shows 'new aggression' and 'is preparing for something'.
"The parliamentary majority is currently developing a draft law, according to which, if the president will exercise his right to dismiss the government, he will be given the opportunity to dissolve the parliament, and new parliamentary elections will be held," he said.