Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of ‘Rukh Novykh Syl’ Party came to the Prosecutor General’s Office (GPU) with his advocate but refused from the questioning. According to Saakashvili, he did not come to the GPU earlier because he was not served with the summons.
‘I came here for the third time because I will fulfill all requirements of the law due to the summons. I entirely do not respect the Ukrainian prosecutors but I respect the law of Ukraine. I was never served with the summons earlier’, he said.
Also, Saakashvili argued with the prosecutor that called him for the questioning inside the GPU’s building. Saakashvili raised his voice at the prosecutor and the official asked him to not shout. Later Saakashvili refused to come for the questioning and said that the prosecutor should shut up and listen to his advocate.
Moreover, the politician claimed that his case should be transferred to the SBU and he promised to come and witness.
The GPU claimed that Saakashvili did not come inside the building and called such actions unwilling to determine the truth in the case.
Also, Andy Lysenko, the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General’s Office claimed that the GPU will call Saakashvili for the questioning for the second time. It was also reported that the prosecutor informed Saakashvili on the questioning beforehand and properly served his advocate with the summons.
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.
The prosecutor should 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.
Earlier 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.