Saakashvili’s party to participate in snap parliamentary elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

Saakashvili’s ally stated that the current Verkhovna Rada is not legitimate for four years
16:14, 29 May 2019

Rukh Novykh Syl Party of Mikheil Saakashvili will participate in the snap elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as Apostrof reported citing ex-deputy head of Prosecutor General of Ukraine, one of the party’s leaders David Sakvarelidze.

“We (Rukh Novykh Syl Party, - possess the legitimate right to participate in the elections…Snap elections. We as the party will run in the elections and will defend this philosophy and projects, which we want to fulfill as the political force,” he said.

Answering the question, whether the political force supports holding of the snap elections in Ukraine, Sakvarelidze said.

“We think that it is the right approach of Zelensky (President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, - because this Verkhovna Rada is not legitimate for four years”.

Mikheil Saakashvili got his Ukrainian citizenship - again. This is mentioned in the decree of President Volodymyr Zelensky who reinstated the citizenship of the former Georgian president. 

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.

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that Saakashvili financed the protests for the seizure of state power in Ukraine for the money of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych associates, in particular, Serhiy Kurchenko. In December 2017, Saakashvili was detained on suspicion of assisting members of a criminal organization and promoting criminal activity. He was informed of suspicion. In February 2018, he was deported from Ukraine to Poland; he's been staying in Warsaw until now.

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