Keep Your Chin Up: Saakashvili Predicts Coup in Ukraine Due to Low Morale


14:41 08.09.2015(updated 15:04 08.09.2015)

The Ukrainian government will soon have another coup due to the low morale of its governing leaders, Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili said, according to

The weakness of the state apparatus and security forces creates a dangerous situation when some informal actors might one day decide that they’re the real governing force in the country, not the government in the Verkhovna Rada, Saakashvili said.

Well, unlike Ukrainian politicians who have “low morale,” Saakashvili seems to never lack in enthusiasm and morale, jumping into every endeavor with a full heart.

Earlier today it was reported that Saakashvili may become a Prime Minister of Ukraine, replacing Arseniy Yatsenyuk, after over 26,000 people signed a petition asking President Petro Poroshenko to consider Saakashvili’s candidacy. The petition was published on the official website of Poroshenko’s office.

Earlier in September, Saakashvili called the work of Yatsenyuk’s government ineffective, claiming that it is controlled by oligarchs. He believes that the damage to the Ukrainian economy caused by the activity of the oligarchs cost as much as 100 billion hryvnas ($45 billion) last year.

Since Yatsenyuk took office, the number of bribes to the civil servants has by no means shrunk, he added.

Yatsenyuk has already called all the accusations a lie.

The war of words between high-ranking Ukrainian politicians continues. They blamed each other of being corrupt, incapable of governing, dishonest and now it appears lacking morale.

Thousands Sign Petition For Saakashvili to Replace Ukraine’s PM Yatsenyuk

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will now have to consider a petition to appoint Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili as country’s prime minister after the document was signed by over 26,000 people, the Ukrainian TV channel reported.

The petition was published on the official website of Poroshenko’s office.

According to the rules, the president has to begin considering the petition within three days. Then, after no later than 10 days, the results have to be made public.

The petition was submitted to the website on September 1. It needed 25,000 signatures to be considered.

Earlier, Saakashvili said he would not consider himself for the role of Ukraine’s prime minister.

According to the website, Ukrainian residents can send online petitions to the President. An Internet petition is considered if it attracts at least 25,000 signatures within three months or less.

An Internet petition to appoint Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili as Ukrainian prime minister attracted over 26,000 signatures and will be considered by President Petro Poroshenko.

Previously, petitions submitted via the presidential administration site never had attracted the needed number of signatures.

If an Internet petition is considered reasonable its provisions may be implemented by the president. The president can submit to the parliament bills aimed at tackling the issues raised in the document.

Last week, a scandal sparked between current Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Saakashvili. Sakashvili blamed Yatsenyuk for delaying reforms and supporting oligarchs’ interests. Yatsenyuk in turn rebuffed the allegations calling them groundless and false.


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