The political class that led Yanukovych to power has not disappeared – with minor changes it continues to rule Ukraine now, ex-governor of Odesa and former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili said, speaking on ZIK Nov. 26.
Members of the present establishment belonged to either Yanukovych cabinet or his party, Saakashvili said.
“The incumbent was one of them. After the Yanukovych escape in 2014, the fat cats are still at the helm. In Odesa it is Yura Yenakievsky, in Donbas it is Rinat Akhmetov. To resolve their problems, big businessmen have to go to new Poroshenko’s watchman, Ihor Kononenko and pay kickbacks. The businessmen themselves told me about it,” Saakashvili admitted.
Pres Poroshenko must change the ruling political class and get rid of the influence of fat cats, Saakashvili said.
Saakashvili is launching a new political party Rukh of New Forces on Nov. 27, inviting Ukraine democrats to join forces.