Ex-president of Georgia and former Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili says he has received the documents on revoking his citizenship. He announced that he was to appeal the decision in court, as Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“I’m going to court today or tomorrow. We’ve finally received the documents from the Presidential Administration concerning the citizenship. And we will appeal my revoked citizenship,” he said.
President of Ukraine signed the degree on revoking Saakashvili’s citizenship this July, due to the false information that the latter gave while applying. In particular, Saakashvili didn’t specify he was wanted in Georgia.
Last month, Ukraine’s prosecutor general’s office began checking Georgia’s request to extradite Mikheil Saakashvili, which reached the Ukrainian authorities on September 5. Georgian prosecutor general’s office charges the ex-president with embezzlement and power abuse.
Mikheil Saakashvili had also asked for political asylum in Ukraine, which he was refused.