Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has published an open letter to Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, warning of threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Noting that Pashinyan came to power “as a result of popular uprisings, that is, in Putin’s terminology – a color revolution,” the former leader of this country, who has been in custody in Georgia since 2021, says: “Believe me, no matter how you fertilize him, you swore in fidelity, he would never forgive you and will not 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 methods at his disposal – internal unrest, encouragement of military action. He will strangle you economically and use the entire arsenal of hybrid warfare,” Saakashvili says.
Noting that Pashinyan has little time, the former Georgian leader continues: “As difficult as it may be for you, the latest events around Armenia give our region a new chance. After some time, we can live like three Baltic countries – with open borders, create a whole system of logistics, financial, energy hubs, using the advantages of each of our three. But for this you must hurry and throw away any hesitation, go all-in. Demand the immediate withdrawal of the Russian military base, withdraw from the CIS, CSTO, customs union and submit an application to the European Union and NATO.”
“And finally, you must openly declare and immediately sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan and thereby open the way for fundamental changes in the domestic and foreign policy of Armenia,” Saakashvili adds.