As the court didn’t grand prosecution’s application to put Mikheil Saakashvili under house arrest with an ankle monitor, the politician was free to go.
“They wanted to hide me from the people, and the people from me. It turned out the other way around. The judge is brave. Now they’ll press her. But their system has been crumbling anyways. My next actions are the same as what I was doing – consolidate with other political forces, we don’t need a confrontation,” he said.
As we reported earlier, on Friday night the enforcement officers detained ex-governor of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili and took him to the Security Service department, where he was placed in a detention facility. He is accused of supporting a criminal group.
On Dec. 5, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced that the protests organized by Saakashvili had been financed by allies of ex-President Yanukovych. As proof, he made public the audio file, in which Saakashvili’s aide is talking to a trustee of oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko. Saakashvili called these accusations “fake”.