Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili took Putin’s joke as an outrage of Georgian and Ukrainian people.
According to Russian TV-channels, Mikheil Saakashvili made the corresponding statement on the Ukrainian TV-channel.
‘Putin was threatening to hang me with a part of my body which I can’t name publicly, though which is very important for every man and even woman, especially for politicians. Now he is talking about my necktie. It’s good news. He has moved up to a necktie and I feel more secure now’, Saakashvili said.
According to him, Russian Prime Minister Putin’s statement outraged Ukraine and Georgia.
Mikheil Saakashvili stated Georgia and Ukraine are following the way of European development and Russia wouldn’t be able to return these countries back to the Soviet Union.
According to Russian news agencies, at a press-conference, held in Yalta on 20 November, Vladimir Putin advised his Ukrainian counterpart not to put on a necktie at the supper with Mikheil Saakashvili, indicating to the BBC video shot in August, 2008.
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Source: The Georgian Times