Adventurous decisions by Tbilisi government led to the territorial disintegration of Georgia, and now Saakashvili has been "delegated" to Ukraine, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

- Now you (Georgia) export politicians. They are successfully working in other former Soviet republics, in particular in independent Ukraine. I think this is a slap in the face of the Ukrainian people. Besides that they have put Ukraine under external influence, but also delegated their politicians here. Ukraine was told: we won’t just rule you, but also send our people, said the Kremlin Head.

In response, the Head of the Odessa Regional State Administration said on his Facebook page that Putin does not like his work in Ukraine because "If we break the backbone of corruption in Ukraine, and really carry out deep reforms, his whole empire of the lie will fall apart like a house of cards."