MOSCOW, December 24. Accusations of fomenting separatism in Odessa made by the Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili addressed to the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov, have nothing to do with reality. This was stated by the official representative of the MFA of Russia Maria Zakharova.
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“We drew attention to these accusations, she said. – In General, we rarely try to draw attention to what Saakashvili says, because it is dangerous for health”. “The charges of inciting separatism Surkov does not have and cannot have anything to do with reality, – said the diplomat. – These charges are unsubstantiated and are based on fiction and imagination”.
According to her, it “isn’t the first time we hear from Ukrainian officials such accusations”. “I wish our Ukrainian colleagues more than a professional attitude to such topics,” said Zakharova.
The diplomat did not give further characteristics of Saakashvili, because he believes that “these loud and outrageous statements have to do the main task: to distract from the main problem – the difficult socio-economic situation in the country and other important issues.” “Such statements are made from an internal fear, which remained with him from 2008, she added. – We objectively believe these charges are false”.