18 July 2024,   07:06
One of the reasons for August War 2008 is Saakashvili"s rhetoric - Kurt Volker

Kurt Volker, the U.S. former Special Representative for Ukraine thinks one of the reasons for the August War 2008 is Mikheil Saakashvili’s rhetoric towards Vladimir Putin.

“Saakashvili had done a lot for his country, including sweeping reforms. He effectively developed relations with the US and the West. However, Putin was extremely nervous about Saakashvili’s harsh rhetoric. I think this resulted in August War 2008.

The current Georgian government chose different rhetoric towards Russia, but that does not mean the government forgot Russian aggression or occupation”, - said Volker in the interview with European Pravda.

The U.S. former Special Representative for Ukraine cited Georgia’s example while talking about the minimization of Russia’s aggression and its resistance tactics.