The arrested ex-president of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili said that he had long linked his life with the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Yelizaveta Yasko. This is stated in a post published on Saturday, October 9, on the politician’s Facebook page.
“All my past relationships are over. Liza and I linked our lives a long time ago and have been living together for many months as full partners. This is a story of great love, and I feel like a happy person, ”the post says.
In addition, Saakashvili mentioned his lawful wife Sandra Roelofs and urged readers to show respect for her. According to the politician, he treats his wife with “kindness, respect and grateful for an incredible life together.”
“Now I am completely focused on my struggle,” Saakashvili wrote, clarifying that this is not a love front. According to him, at the moment he is involved in a much more important battle than his personal life.
On October 5, Yasko arrived in Georgia to visit Saakashvili. On October 1, she posted a video in which he admits that they are in a relationship. The girl explained that the appearance of the recording gives her the opportunity to defend the interests of the former president of Georgia.
The former Georgian leader was detained on October 1 in Tbilisi in an apartment on Guramishvili Avenue after his return to the country ahead of local elections. A criminal case was initiated against him on illegal crossing of the country’s border.
Two days later, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recalled that Saakashvili is a Ukrainian citizen, so he will personally deal with the issue of his return. However, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stressed that the politician will be able to return to Ukraine only after he has served his entire prison term in his homeland.
On October 4, the ex-president of Georgia went on a hunger strike in protest until he and his associates were released. He declared that he was ready to sacrifice himself for the sake of the people.
As one of Saakashvili’s lawyers, Bek Basilai, said, the ex-president faces up to six years in prison at home. At the same time, he added that the team of the former head of state intends to seek his release from prison using public pressure on the authorities demanding his pardon.
The press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin considers the situation around Saakashvili to be a theater of absurdity.