Appointed Deputy head of the Odessa region Maria Gaidar said that the Russian Federation As if attacked Georgia in 2008.
"I absolutely was not able to believe then that the Russian Federation could attack Georgia. But over time, after the events in Ukraine, my opinion has changed. And this aggression against Georgia was provoked by Russia, "- said the TV channel "112 Ukraine" Gaidar.
On July 17, the Governor of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili has appointed his assistant policy Maria Gaidar. According to his statement, Gaidar "delivers a message to the President about taking Ukrainian citizenship" And thus renounces Russian citizenship. Itself Gaidar called the "tragic moment" possible termination of her Russian citizenship. At this appointment has responded to the Russian blogosphere And media that build version about what motivated the choice of Saakashvili. As said, for example, the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh, with whom Gaidar worked before, " go to the workplace to people, which to our country And our people know And is very fast negative, is seen As the opposition of not only the authorities But also to all Russians ". Maria Gaidar 32 years, she is the daughter of former Acting Prime Minister Yegor Gaidar, And great-granddaughter of the famous Russian playwright Arkady Gaidar. Remember, in the last month of summer 2008, Russia recognized the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. This event was preceded by the invasion of Georgian troops on the ground in South Ossetia And the subsequent operation of the Russian troops to force Georgia to peace.