Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-Georgian leader and scandalous politician leads the list of Movement of New Forces party at the forthcoming parliamentary election in Ukraine. Saakashvili himself said that at a press conference as quoted by UNN news agency.
The top five of the list also includes David Sakvarelidze, ex-deputy Prosecutor General; ex-MP Oles' Doniy; chess player Natalya Zhukova and economist Volodymyr Lanovyi.
'I take it as my mission to open the part to these people. We're not going there for coalitions or offices; we're going there to fight, to restore Ukraine and to put people behind the bars', the party leader said.
On May 28, Mikheil Saakashvili re-claimed his Ukrainian citizenship. This is mentioned in the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky who reinstated the citizenship of the former Georgian president.
On May 29, Saakashvili returned to Ukraine.
On July 26, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko, by his decree, ceased Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili. On January 29, the Supreme Court began to consider the legality of this decision. On February 12, 2018, the border guards expelled the ex-president of Georgia from Ukraine to Poland as part of the readmission procedure.