Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili believes that Russia uses the armistice agreement to regroup forces and capture new territories.
June 24, 2014
On his Facebook page Saakashvili said that the conflict in Donetsk and Luhansk is “as like as two peas in a pod with the war in Abkhazia in 1992-1993 years”.
Saakashvili stressed that the then head of Georgia Eduard Shevardnadze signed an armistice agreement three times and “every time Russia used it to regroup forces and capture new territories”.
“In announcing the truce today, Putin is likely to set himself 3 objectives: the first task – to avoid sectoral sanctions by the West, which would be inevitable if is was not agreed. The second – Putin manage to create new criminal groups in DNR, which will in future refer to the conflict between Ukraine and the DNR, but not between Ukraine and Russia; the third – try to lower vigilance of Ukrainian government to reinforce criminals before the decisive blow and expulsion of Ukrainian troops from Donetsk and Luhansk “- says Saakashvili.
In addition, he expressed confidence that Ukraine’s leadership has enough experience to analyze all possible risks and prevent Putin to make a “plan of further dismemberment and undermine of the state”.