Kurt Volker, the U.S. former Special Representative for Ukraine thinks one of the reasons for the August War 2008 is Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili’s rhetoric towards Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In an interview with European Pravda (Европейская правда), Volker said ” Saakashvili had done a lot for his country, including sweeping reforms.”
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” He effectively developed relations with the US and the West. However, Putin was extremely nervous about Saakashvili’s harsh rhetoric. I think this resulted in August War 2008,” said Kurt Valker.
Kurt Volker noted that the ” current Georgian government chose different rhetoric towards Russia, but that does not mean the government forgot Russian aggression or occupation.”
The U.S. former Special Representative for Ukraine cited Georgia’s example while talking about the minimisation of Russia’s aggression and its resistance tactics.
Kurt Walker resigned as the U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine in September.