"The political elite has six months at best to save Ukraine. They cannot afford to lose a single day," Saakashvili said.
Ex-President of Georgia considers a good sign that the Ukrainian officials are now working far into the night.
"While being in Ukraine, I have been astounded each time I saw the Ministry of Defense officials going to the country for weekends even when the war has already begun. Many government officials still were resting on luxury resorts in summer. The situation is starting to change lately. They now work on Saturdays and Sundays, work far into the night," Saakashvili said.
Saakashvili believes that Ukraine's statehood is under great threat.
"Putin has already made up his mind. If Ukraine will continue to exist, this would be the end of his rule. Thus he will certainly attack in a military sense and will be breaking through to Crimea. But he will not advance on Kyiv with the tanks at this stage. He will march against Kyiv with a new fifth column," Saakashvili said.
According to him, "corruption should be dealt with in order to cut the ground from under the feet of the new fifth column because the fifth column always flourishes where there is a lot of money."
He also admitted that Europe is obviously not ready to war with Russia.