Saakashvili said that Poroshenko and other central authorities had consistently sabotaged his efforts to reform the economy and law enforcement agencies in Odesa Oblast. He demanded radical reforms and firings of corrupt officials in the tax office and Security Service of Ukraine.
“Not a single promise made after the EuroMaidan Revolution has been fulfilled,” Saakashvili said at a news briefing in Odesa. “The problem lies in the political elite and in the president’s approach to developments within the country and to the process of reform.”
Saakashvili reportedly has ambitions to take the prime minister’s seat, which is soon to be vacant as Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced his resignation on April 10.