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Prosecutor's Office investigates Saakashvili's expulsion from Ukraine in February 2018

Prosecutor's Office received such appeal from Mikheil Saakashvili
12:41, 7 October 2019

Mikheil Saakashvili
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The Chief Military Prosecutor's Office opened criminal proceedings for the unlawful expulsion from Ukraine of the former President of Georgia, leader of the Movement of New Forces Party Mikheil Saakashvili in February 2018. The press service of Chief Military Prosecutor's Office stated this.

“Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has sent an appeal to the Chief Military Prosecutor's Office. The claim is over abduction and violent actions against Saakashvili and his illegal transfer across the state border of Ukraine to Poland on February 18, 2018. The criminal proceedings were opened over the claim,” the Prosecutor's Office reported.

Earlier, Saakashvili on his Facebook page reported that he intended to address the law enforcement agencies over his illegal expulsion from Ukraine.

In his opinion, the crime was committed by the personal security officers of the former President Petro Poroshenko and former Verkhovna Rada MP Ihor Kononenko, disguised as border guards.

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Mikhail Saakashvili received Ukrainian citizenship in 2015 and was appointed head of Odesa Regional State Administration.

However, on July 26, 2017, the fifth president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, terminated Saakashvili's citizenship.

On February 12, 2018, border guards expelled Saakashvili from Ukraine to Poland as part of the readmission procedure. Entry to Ukraine for him was banned until 2021.

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