Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that the political leader, the ex-head of the Odesa regional state administration, ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili will not be expelled from Ukraine and will not be arrested in connection with the incident at the Shegyni checkpoint that occurred on September 10. This Lutsenko said during the Yalta European Strategy forum, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
"As a prosecutor general, I clearly tell you: Saakashvili will not be arrested on this case, Saakashvili can not be extradited from this country while he has a permanent residence certificate or other documents that he submitted," the prosecutor general said.
However, Lutsenko added: "Those who took him across the border will have problems with the criminal case, but will not be arrested. Those who beat Ukrainian border guards will deal with criminal proceedings and will be arrested and must be punished for seven years, so that all politicians remember - you can hold a rally, if its necessary, but you can not beat the soldiers who defend the Ukrainian border! ".
We recall, on September 10 Mikheil Saakashvili decided to go to Ukraine by train to avoid riots at the checkpoint "Krakowiecs". Later it became known that the departure of the train was delayed.
The police denied the information about the involvement of law enforcement officers in delaying the departure of the train.
The Office of the Procurator General of Ukraine confirmed the receipt of a request for the extradition of ex-governor of the Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili, since in Georgia he acts as a defendant in 4 four criminal proceedings and on August 4, 2014 was put on the wanted list.
As reported, on July 26, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, by his decree, stripped Mikheil Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship. In response, the former head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili said that President Petro Poroshenko will not be able to deprive him of Ukrainian citizenship.