The former head of the Odesa Regional State Administration and ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship because he submitted false information during the registration, Presidential Administration said to Interfax-Ukraine.
“Citizenship Commission under the President of Ukraine decided to support the termination of Ukrainian citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili and recommended the president to take the appropriate decision due to State Migration Service’s filing, which provided convincing facts about submission by him of inaccurate information when applying,” the Administration reported.
President Poroshenko signed the decree based on these recommendations, according to the message.
“In accordance with laws on personal data protection, this decree is not subject to publication, since it contains confidential information, personal data,” the Administration explained.
As it was reported earlier Poroshenko revoked Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili. The State Migration Service of Ukraine confirmed this.
The department explained that Saakashvili lost the citizenship on the basis of the point 2, article 19 of the Decree on Citizenship, precisely on the basis of the false data that is indicated at the form. Saakashvili wrote that he is not under the investigation in Ukraine or in any other country but it is known that the former president was arrested in absentia in Georgia.
The migration service also noted that the MP Andry Lozovoy filed the request to the General Prosecutor Office concerning the citizenship of Saakashvili and the prosecutor’s office contacted the service. And the Commission on Citizenship Issue made the proper decision on the request.