Former President of Georgia Saakashvili: Lukashenko spoke about Moscow's “anti-Georgian conspiracy” that revealed the “anti-Georgian conspiracy” of Moscow with the help of the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Kommersant writes about this.
Talking about the events in November 2007, Saakashvili said that Russia was allegedly behind the opposition speeches. At the same time, the ex-president referred to the then conversations with Lukashenko.
Lukashenko allegedly told Saakashvili that Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced the imminent becoming president of a Russian-Georgian businessman and Boris Berezovsky's closest partner Badri Patarkatsishvili. Prior to this conversation, “three FSB generals left for Minsk and met with Patarkatsishvili there,” persuading Saakashvili to stage a coup d'état in Tbilisi.
“It was in early September 2007, and in November Patarkatsishvili spoke at a large rally in Tbilisi. Soon the rallies took on a dangerous character, and the Interior Ministry was forced to use force, ”the ex-president recalled.
On the morning of November 29, Mikheil Saakashvili was brought to court for a hearing on the case of violent dispersal of the November 7, 2007 rally. The former president of Georgia is accused of involvement in the violent actions of the police and special services, as a result of which hundreds of protesters were hospitalized with moderate and severe injuries.
During the meeting, Saakashvili refused to admit the accusation of the prosecutor's office and the Georgian justice, comparing it with a “pre-written comedy”.