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Border guards detain 11-year-old son of Saakashvili at Boryspil airport
21:59, 10 November 2017
Border guards detain 11-year-old son of Saakashvili at Boryspil airport

Later, he said that his son was released and promised to be delivered to his destination

21:59, 10 November 2017

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At the Boryspil airport Ukrainian border guards detained the 11-year-old son of the ex-president of Georgia and the former head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili. This was reported by Saakashvili in Facebook.

"Two hours ago, my 11-year-old son and his accompanying officer of the Georgian state security service were detained at Boryspil airport. The official who accompanied my son who was flying to me is on an official trip. They have all the documents in order, but for two hours they are kept in a separate room without explanation of the reasons," he wrote.

Later, he said that his son was released and promised to be delivered to his destination.

Related: Saakashvili provides document that confirms his legal stay in Ukraine

As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine signed the degree on revoking Saakashvili’s citizenship this July, due to the false information that the latter gave while applying. In particular, Saakashvili didn’t specify he was wanted in Georgia.

Last month, Ukraine’s prosecutor general’s office began checking Georgia’s request to extradite Mikheil Saakashvili, which reached the Ukrainian authorities on September 5. Georgian prosecutor general’s office charges the ex-president with embezzlement and power abuse.

Mikheil Saakashvili had also asked for political asylum in Ukraine, which he was refused.

Ex-president of Georgia and former Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili says he has received the documents on revoking his citizenship. 

“I’m going to court today or tomorrow. We’ve finally received the documents from the Presidential Administration concerning the citizenship. And we will appeal my revoked citizenship,” he said.

Related: Court to hear Saakashvili’s lawsuit on November 30

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