"I want to confess... Yes, I am a heightened threat to oligarch Ivanishvili and the officials who got their salaries raised" | Mikheil Saakashvili


Georgia's third president Mikheil Saakashvili said in an ongoing trial at Tbilisi City Court that he was branded by the Georgian Dream government as a "source of increased threat".

Mikheil Saakashvili said he is indeed a "source of increased threat" to Bidzina Ivanishvili's regime and high-ranking officials, whose salaries have risen to unprecedented levels.

"It was announced on TV that Saakashvili is a source of increased danger, so whoever smuggled him here was a bringer of this increased danger. What is this increased danger? Radiation, an atomic bomb? I want to confess I am a source of increased danger to oligarch Ivanishvili, and he still can not rest even though I'm in prison.

I am a source of increased danger for people who are now increasing salaries to officials. For example, the salary of the Chairman of Tbilisi City Council is 7 thousand GEL. There was one well-known Chairman of Tbilisi City Council, who later participated in the Rose Revolution, as I remember his salary was 500 GEL. Saakashvili was, his last name, if I'm not mistaken. I am a source of high danger for these people, for their salaries!" said Mikhail Saakashvili.