The US State Department of State expects the fair trial for Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and former head of Odesa Regional Administration. Ian Kelly, the US Ambassador to Georgia claimed this as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
‘Firstly, I will tell that the US State Department and my colleague in Ukraine follow very closely this issue’, he said.
He emphasized that ‘the most important in this issue is to hold a fair legal process’. Ian Kelly also noted that the events connected to Saakashvili do not influence Georgia.
Pechersk Court of Kyiv refused the Prosecutor General’s Office to choose the home arrest as the restriction measure for Mikheil Saakashvili. Now the next court hearing is scheduled for December 14.
As we reported earlier, on Friday night the enforcement officers detained ex-governor of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili and took him to the Security Service department, where he was placed in a detention facility. He is accused of supporting a criminal group.
On December 5, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced that the protests organized by Saakashvili had been financed by allies of ex-President Yanukovych. As proof, he made public the audio file, in which Saakashvili’s aide is talking to a trustee of oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko. Saakashvili called these accusations “fake”.