The court started the hearing of the case on Setpember 18. The defense of ex-Governor of Odesa claimed that the administrative protocol on the illegal border crossing that was handed to Saakashvili hadn’t been drawn up in the right way.
Moreover, the defense demands that the Border Guard Service of Ukraine submits the plan of evacuation of passengers from Shegyni checkpoint in case of emergency, as it was mined.
The court decided to move the hearing to September 22.
As it was reported earlier, the former Georgian leader illegally crossed the Ukrainian border via Shegyni checkpoint, breaking the law due to incorrect completion of border crossing procedure.
The crowd of at least 60 people, including five MPs, literally carried Saakashvili beyond the checkpoint, getting into a fight with law enforcers. The police and the state security service investigate the incident.
However, Prosecutor General of Ukraine said Saakashvili would not be expelled from Ukraine or arrested.