Yury Lutsenko, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine claimed that he meets the pressure in the case of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and former head of Odesa Regional Administration as he reported to 112 Ukraine.
‘I think that the case is destructed only by the politicization of the case. I meet the colossal pressure during the last week to turn a blind eye to the actions of Saakashvili', the Prosecutor General said.
Lutsenko added that earlier he had good relations with Saakashvili but now the political crossed the red line. So, the Prosecutor General intends to protect his state even if the issue is about Prosecutor General.
‘I am sure that the evidential base is obvious. If it is not so, then Saakashvili will not run away in panics from the questioning but visited them’, Lutsenko concluded.
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”.