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Court specifies it did not provide Saakashvili with permission to participate in snap elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

The issue of the registration of the candidates is decided by the Central Election Commission
17:18, 21 June 2019

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili
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Pechersk District Court emphasized it did not make a decision, which provides Mikheil Saakashvili with a right to participate in the snap elections to the Ukrainian parliament as the court’s press service reported.

It is specified that on June 21, 2019, Pechersk Court granted the motion of Mikheil Saakashvili an established “the fact of continues and legal stay of Saakashvili at the territory of Ukraine from February 23, 2014 up to June 6, 2019”.

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It is noted that this decision was made on the basis of the materials of the case and circumstances established by the court, which were not denied by the representative of the Migration Service.

 “The press service of the court asks not to manipulate the opinion of the public and not to authorize the court with the powers, which are out of its competence, particularly, toward the decision of the registration of the candidates for the post of the lawmaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as it is decided by the Central Election Commission of Ukraine,” the message noted.

Earlier Pechersk Court ruled that Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of “Movement of new forces” party lived in Ukraine for five ceaseless years.

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As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky returned Ukrainian citizenship to Saakashvili.

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.

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In March 2019, Ukraine's State Security Service resumed the investigation against ex-Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.

On April 29, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili should again receive Ukrainian citizenship.

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