Saakashvili declared the need for an anti-elite revolution in Ukraine :: Politics :: RBC

Ukraine may become the “industrial hub of Europe”, but this requires “other taxes, the need for courts,” and “the bureaucracy needs much less,” Saakashvili said

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All attempts at reform in Ukraine led to nothing, and those who feel good at the “feeding trough” remained on the ground, said former President of Georgia and ex-governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili on the program “Freedom of Speech of Savik Shuster”. On the eve of May 7, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky appointed Saakashvili as head of the executive committee for reform of Ukraine.

“An anti-bureaucratic, anti-elite revolution is about to happen in Ukraine. All those people who feel so good at this “feeding trough”, they have not gone anywhere, they have remained. And they wait until this fervor passes away from us, people who want changes will weaken, and they will say again that we said that they didn’t succeed, we warned you, ”said Saakashvili (quoted from the Internet publication “”).

According to him, there is “only a few months” to avoid this. “It’s better to listen to us, old experienced professionals,” Saakashvili said.

He also said that “enterprises are leaving China” and Ukraine may again become the “industrial hub of Europe.” However, in order to attract investors, “completely different taxes are needed, courts are needed”, and “bureaucracy needs much less.” In particular, the Ukrainian anti-corruption court, in Saakashvili’s opinion, is still “small and very clumsy,” and the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, although “also does not take bribes,” can work “much better.”

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