Saakashvili gets ID card in Netherlands

The politician intends to return Ukrainian citizenship
18:35, 14 February 2018

Facebook Mikheil Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and leader of 'Rukh Novykh Syl' Party got the ID card in the Netherlands as he reported on Facebook.

According to Saakashvili, the document allows him to live and work in the EU.

Related: Saakashvili appeals to court to find his readmission to Poland unlawful

'Today in Amsterdam I got the document that proves my identity for the first time in recent time. I was given the ID cart right after my arrival in the Netherlands, which allows me to live and work in the EU, the whole procedure took about few minutes', he wrote and added that he intends to return Ukrainian citizenship.

On Sep. 22, 2017, the Mostysky court in Lviv found Saakashvili guilty of unlawfully crossing Ukraine’s border. In January 2018, the District administrative court of Kyiv refused Saakashvili’s appeal to the Migration service as to recognizing him a refugee. On Feb. 6, the court denied this claim again. 

Related: What to expect from Saakashvili's deportation?

As we reported earlier, Saakashvili was detained by the task force of the Border Guard Service in a restaurant in downtown Kyiv and sent to Poland. 

Previously, Mikheil Saakashvili was staying in Ukraine illegally, so he was readmitted to the country where came from according to all the jurisdictional formalities, the border guard service emphasized.

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