“It seems to be a coup d’etat imitation”

Saakashvili badly needed arguments both to convince NATO that he is still threatened by Moscow, and to repress his opposition, says Kirill Koktysh from the Moscow State University of International Relations.

“Saakashvili is the only one who is likely to take advantage of this situation. Both NATO and Russia are only supposed to react, but not to play any role in this game,” Koktysh said.