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Kyiv court selects preventive measure for Saakashvili

Source : 112 Ukraine

About 250 law enforcement officers maintain order at the court building
13:20, 11 December 2017

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Pechersk Court of Kyiv on Monday at is to select a restrictive measure for the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. This was reported by the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel. In the morning Saakashvili was given a motion, he did not sign it at first, but at 8:30 it was handed over to his lawyers. The case will be considered by the judge Larysa Tsokul.

Saakashvili has already been brought to the premises of the Pechersk Court. This was reported in Facebook by the ally of Saakashvili in Movement of New Forces party Ivan Slobodyanyk. Slobodyanyk also urged the people of Kyiv to gather under the court building.

Saakashvili's supporters are beginning to gather under the court. Approximately 250 law enforcement officers are guarding the court building. The speaker of Kyiv National Police Oksana Blyschyk said this in her comment for 112 Ukraine.

"Now there are about 250 law enforcement officers who guard the order, there are reserves for prompt response. The situation remains calm,” Blyschyk reports.

Related: Prosecutor's office to file charges against Saakashvili today

As it was reported earlier Mikheil Saakashvili’s supporters gathered on Sunday rally in Kyiv; there were around 8,500 people. They demanded the NABU’s independence and insisted on the impeachment of the legislation and dismissal of the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

Protesters marched through the downtown of Kyiv and stopped at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square for a rally. Several Ukrainian MPs – Yehor Sobolev, Semen Semenchenko, Volodymyr Parasyuk, Vitaliy Kupriy, Yuriy Derevyanko and Viktor Chumak – addressed to the government their demand to release Saakashvili.

Police have not reported any incidents or any public-order violations.

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.

Related: About 8,500 people rally in Kyiv to support Saakashvili

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