Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili compared the gas pipeline explosion in Poltava region with the events in Georgia in 2005.
June 18, 2014
‘Putin’s script remains unchanged. In January 2005 the pipeline that receives gas from Russia and the main power line were blown up in several places by ‘unknown terrorists’. Georgia was without electricity and heat in the winter, in record cold weather’ – Saakashvili said on his Facebook page.
‘Russia got completely opposite result after this diversion. We adjusted our energy system and soon almost ceased to depend on unreliable neighbour. We achieved this independence though the eradication of corruption, increasing our capacity as well as the transition to more reliable supplies’ – he added