Ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili in Riga said that Georgia is a lot to do for rapprochement with the European Union, in the 1st place-the release from prison of members of the former ruling team.
After coming to power in Georgia on the results of the parliamentary elections of 1 October 2012, the coalition "Georgian dream" a number of former bureaucrats - authorized presidential party "United national movement" - were prosecuted under the criminal code. Among the prisoners - former Prime Minister, former defense Minister, ex-mayor of Tbilisi and others. UNM many times accused the fresh power in the political persecution." Georgian dream "all these accusations are fundamentally denies, stating that" the restoration of justice ".
"Political leaders who are in prison only because they are political leaders, need to release, otherwise it will not work. It's written in all documents, It is hinted, both formally and informally. How many times can they repeat?", - Saakashvili told reporters.
According to the former President, " Georgia should do very much for rapprochement with the EU ". Explaining the issue date of provision of Georgia's visa-free regime with the European Union, Saakashvili said that " the country in which the citizens are starving, never will, because I'm afraid that all Georgians will run in the European Union ".
Saakashvili On currently holds the post of freelance adviser to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. In Riga, the former President of Georgia came to participate in organized by the European people's party summit, which precedes the summit of " Eastern partnership ".
the Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine Georgia refused to extradite him. On Thursday, Deputy chief Prosecutor Giorgi Goguadze said that the Prosecutor's office of Georgia will continue to seek the extradition of the wanted at home Saakashvili and cooperating with other countries on this issue.