I want people to know what truly happened on the 26th of May ... - Mikheil Saakashvili's response to the accusation


In the US Richard Hopplebrook who was a diehard friend of Georgia [...] My first opportunity to meet with Obama and Biden, I went and met them, they took the 9 million of expenses for which they are sentencing me to 11 years, because the president of Georgia went to the US - to meet their president," said Mikhail Saakashvili at the so-called court hearing discussing details of his case.

Mikheil Saakashvili also spoke about the order he issued at the May 26 rally.

"I want people to know what happened on May 26. Here is Temur Janashia and will confirm it. There was a vehicular accident with a police officer, he was pronounced dead because his car ran over the protesters, the police truly lost control and their superiors lost control of the police, there was no order and the square was blocked from both sides. Temuri called me that the situation is very bad, the police have become furious, they no longer answered to their superiors because one of their own was killed and nothing could be done. The only thing we could have done was to open the gates of the Pioneer Palace and get everyone out of there. I told him immediately, that all the demonstrators must scatter in all directions. That is the only order I gave on the 26th of May," Mikheil Saakashvili said.