Former Head of Odesa Oblast Mikheil Saakashvili claimed he would appeal against him being stripped off Ukrainian citizenship in the Administrative Court. If that doesn’t work, he intends to address the European Court of Human Rights, as he said in an interview for Ukrainska Pravda.
“You said you would appeal against the decision in court. Which court? – We will address the Administrative Court. If the Administrative Court doesn’t work out, we will go to Strasbourg. – You mean the European Court of Human Rights? – Yes,” the media reports.
Earlier this week, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the decree stripping Saakasvhili off the Ukrainian citizenship. Anton Herashchenko, the Counselor to Interior Minister of Ukraine said that the government learned certain previously unknown facts from Georgia’s Prosecutor General’s Office; as of the time when Saakashvili was granted Ukrainian citizenship, Ukrainian authorities were unaware of that information.