"A few moments ago, during a National Council of Reforms meeting, Mr. Saakashvili, in response to my question regarding his talk with a Russian oligarch from Uralchem [one of Russia's largest producers of mineral fertilizers - ed.] and its connection with Odesa Port Plant privatization, lost control.
"The Odesa governor broke into hysterics and started yelling at me: "Nobody has the right to talk like this to Mikheil Saakashvili. You are a corrupt minister. I'm an honest man..." After that, he went on to direct insults. I restrained myself from hitting him, splashed water onto his face," Avakov wrote.
"Do uncomfortable questions cause hysterics? I'm sick and tired of this. I'm not going to tolerate rudeness by a warring villain seeking for a loud reason to resign after failing the entrusted work. I'm not going to tolerate a cad, cheating my country with a smart stance - all are assholes, and he is innocent.
"The plant should be sold transparently to a Western company with a name, not to an offshore company of a Russian oligarch... I just had to respond to Saakashvili and he lost control. Has an innocent question provoked hysterics and abuse? Has guilty conscience given itself away?" Avakov resumed.