The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) called Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia for the questioning as the suspect in a few criminal proceedings at 9:30 am. on December 18 as it is stated at the website of the GPU.
Saakashvili should come to Reznytska 13/15 Street Mister Dombrovsky, the Deputy Head of Department for Prioritized Orders of the Department of International Legal Cooperation of the GPU, the prosecutor of the prosecutors’ group in the criminal proceeding.
The prosecutor will question the politician on the criminal proceeding of December 4, 2017, opened due to attempting to commit a crime; commitment of a crime by a group of people by previous concert, organized group or criminal organization; assistance to the members of the criminal organization and withholding of their criminal activity; financing of the forcible change of the authority, take-over or changes of the state border of Ukraine.
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”.
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.