At a briefing with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy showed a photo of Mikheil Saakashvili, who was imprisoned in Georgia, and said that the country's authorities were killing a Ukrainian citizen.
According to Zelenskyy, the photos of the former Georgian president were handed over by the head of the Servant of the People faction, Davyd Arakhamiya.
"I would like to show you what they are doing. They are killing him… You know that they have poisoned him and are killing him bit by bit, I'm sorry. This is what the former president of Georgia looks like," Zelenskyy showed the photo.
"So here's the question - Georgia, who are they for today, the authorities? Are they neutral? Are they for Russia? Because Russia treats its politicians in the same way as the Georgian leadership today treats not their politicians, by the way, but citizens of Ukraine," Zelenskyy said.
He added that he respects Georgia's neutrality regarding the Russia-Ukraine war, but "we are very confused by this particular attitude".
The president also called this situation "public torture of a citizen of Ukraine."
A day before, the lawyer of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, as well as his family, reported that Saakashvili had been transferred to intensive care.