The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stopped the Ukrainian citizenship of the former president of Georgia and the former Chairman of Odesa Region State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili by the decree. Interfax-Ukraine reported this citing the informed source.
‘Really, there is such decision. The decree is already signed’, the source said.
The State Migration Service of Ukraine confirmed this at the website. The department explained that Saakashvili lost the citizenship on the basis of the point 2, article 19 of the Decree on Citizenship, precisely on the basis of the false data that is indicated at the form. Saakashvili wrote that he is not under the investigation in Ukraine or in any other country but it is known that the former president was arrested in absentia in Georgia.
The migration service also noted that the MP Andry Lozovoy filed the request to the General Prosecutor Office concerning the citizenship of Saakashvili and the prosecutor’s office contacted the service. And the Commission on Citizenship Issue made the proper decision on the request.
The MP from the Radical Party of Oleg Lyashko reported about the revocation of Saakashvili citizenship at Facebook. Also, the ally of Mikheil Saakashvili David Sakvarelidze confirmed the information about the revocation of the citizenship at Facebook. According to him, Saakashvili is banned from entry to Ukraine.
Mikheil Saakashvili became the citizen of Ukraine in 2015 by decree of the president. The same day he was appointed to the position of the Chairman of Odesa Region State Administration. He served as the chairman until November 7, 2016. According to Facebook, Saakashvili is in the US at the moment.