He stated this at the opening of pharmaceutical company "Interkhim" in Odesa on May 17, Censor.NET reports.
Saakashvili stressed it was due to Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman, who was also present at the ceremony, that the state authorities started to rid themselves of persons involved in a "biased lobbying." As examples, Saakashvili recalled the dismissal of First Deputy Minister of Health Oleksandr Pavlenko and chief of the National Police department Ilia Kiva.
According to Saakashvili, Kiva lobbied the interests of certain pharmaceutical manufacturers to the detriment of other companies.
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