Mikheil Saakashvili, former Governor of Odesa region and ex-President of Georgia, was readmitted to Poland, from where he illegally came to Ukraine last September, Oleh Slobodyan, Aide to the Head of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service wrote on Facebook.
He noted that today the officers of the Border Guard Service, the employees of the Migration service, and National Police informed Saakashvili about the decision on his readmission to the country where he stayed before illegally arriving in Ukraine. However, while doing that, unidentified supporters of Saakashvili attacked the law enforcement officers. The border guards were forced to defend themselves and call for reinforcement.
Slobodyan reminded that 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.
This way, Mikhail Saakashvili was staying in Ukraine illegally, so he was readmitted to the country where had come from according to all the jurisdictional formalities, Slobodyan emphasized.
As we reported earlier today, Saakashvili was detained by the task force of the Border Guard Service in a restaurant in downtown Kyiv.