Ukrainian ombudswoman Lyudmila Denisova said that the health of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili had deteriorated in prison and expressed hope that the Ukrainian doctor would be allowed to meet with Saakashvili. She told about it during a briefing.
"Saakashvili is getting weaker every day. During his imprisonment he had four crisis situations. He is provided with minimal medical care at Rustav Prison, but the penitentiary will not be able to provide serious care. Saakashvili opposes hospitalization in the prison hospital. He says it will not be safe for him," Denisova said.
According to her, Saakashvili's health condition will be monitored by a resuscitator from Thursday, October 28. "We hope that the Georgian authorities will allow our doctor to meet with Saakashvili," Denisova said.
The ombudsman also said that she would turn to a private medical center to get qualified help if Saakashvili needed it.
As it was reported earlier, former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has reported that he arrived in his motherland for the first time since 2013 on October 1. However, that same evening Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili stated that Saakashvili was arrested and had already been taken to the penitentiary. There Saakashvili went on a hunger strike.
The Ministry of Justice of Georgia has proposed to the Ministry of Health to create a multifunctional group of doctors to assess the health of the ex-president's prisoner.
Later, it became known that the consilium of Georgian doctors recommended to hospitalize the arrested.
The Ukrainian side has repeatedly stated its plans to return Saakashvili to Ukraine. At the same time, the Georgian authorities do not intend to extradite the detainee.