Saakashvili Urges Pashinyan Sign Peace Agreement with Aliyev; Claims Putin May Overthrow Him


Oct 19, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian President, addressed Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan with a post on social network X (former Twitter).

"This is the first time I am addressing you and doing so publicly, as I am very concerned about the fate of our region and Armenia. Based on my experience with Russia and Putin, who recently at the CIS summit practically accused me of the collapse of this organization, I will give you some advice," Saakashvili wrote to Pashinyan. He reminded, "You came to power as a result of people's protests, i.e., in Putin's terminology - a color revolution, and believe me, no matter how you fertilize him, swearing loyalty, he would never forgive you and will never forgive you."

"Especially after your recent statements, political moves, and especially the ratification of the Rome Statute, he is your blood enemy and will overthrow you with all the options at his disposal - internal unrest, encouragement of military action. He will strangle you economically and use the entire arsenal of hybrid warfare," the former Georgian leader added.

He went on to speculate that Pashinyan has very little time, his current state apparatus is really the Kremlin's fifth column, and the prime minister himself is overdue for European integration.

 "No matter how difficult it is for you, the recent developments around Armenia give our region a new chance. In some time, we can live like the three Baltic countries - with open borders, create a whole system of logistic, financial, and energy hubs, using the advantages of each of our three.

 But to do this, you must hurry up, discard any hesitation, and go all-in. Demand the immediate withdrawal of the Russian military base, withdraw from the CIS, CSTO, [Eurasian] Customs Union, and apply [for membership] in the European Union and NATO," Saakashvili noted.

"Openly declare and immediately sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan and thus open the way for fundamental changes in Armenia's domestic and foreign policy," he concluded.

On October 18, Sargis Khandanyan, the head of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, said that Armenia is not currently discussing the issue of withdrawal from the Eurasian Economic Union and the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

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