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Saakashvili lives in Ukraine for five years permanently, court rules

This gives him a right to run in the early parliamentary elections
12:55, 21 June 2019

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili
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Pechersky District Court of Kyiv ruled that Mikheil Saakashvili, the leader of “Movement of new forces” party lived in Ukraine for five ceaseless years, as the politicians reported on Facebook.

“The court has brought a fair verdict on my opportunity to take part in the parliamentary elections! One more step closer to the victory,” Saakashvili wrote.

At Friday’s meeting, the court announced the decision: “To establish the fact of ceaseless residency of Mikheil Saakashvili in Ukraine since February 23, 2014 till June 6, 2019”.

Related: Saakashvili enrolled in military register in Kyiv draft board

As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky returned Ukrainian citizenship to Saakashvili.

On July 26, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko, by his decree, ceased Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili. On January 29, the Supreme Court began to consider the legality of this decision. On February 12, 2018, the border guards expelled the ex-president of Georgia from Ukraine to Poland as part of the readmission procedure.

In March 2019, Ukraine's State Security Service resumed the investigation against ex-Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili.

Related: Saakashvili heads list of MPs in Movement of New Forces

On April 29, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili should again receive Ukrainian citizenship.

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