Ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has declared that he is returning to Georgia, RIA Novosti reports.

In a video message, he expressed gratitude to his ‘second home, Ukraine’.

Earlier, he had declared several times that he intends to return to his homeland and had stated that he doesn’t acknowledge the legitimacy of the incumbent Georgian authorities. He also stated that he has accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience over the past seven years ‘in order to serve his homeland better and not make mistakes’.

“I wanted the people in my country to live better, be richer and not make mistakes. Throughout these past seven years, there has not been one day that I haven’t followed the news in Georgia, and I know for a fact that the years of my presidency were not in vain. However, when I hear the news from Georgia, I understand that we can live better, and it will work out. I am returning to Georgia,” Saakashvili declared.