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Saakashvili to not be allowed to Ukraine
15:43, 8 August 2017
Saakashvili to not be allowed to Ukraine

Passport of the politician will be taken away at Ukrainian border

15:43, 8 August 2017

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Ukrainian passport will be taken away by the border guards from the ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili if he tries to cross Ukraine’s border and he himself will not be allowed to enter the territory of Ukraine. This was stated by the first deputy head of the Ukrainian State Border Service Vasyl Servatyuk on Tuesday while talking with members of Saakashvili’s party Movement of New Forces, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

The border guard at Ukrainian border having found an invalid passport, will act in accordance with a certain legal algorithm.

"The State Border Guard Service has the Decree of Ukraine’s President (on termination of Ukrainian citizenship of M. Saakashvili) and instructions of State Migration Service of Ukraine. The decree and instructions renders his documents invalid, and we have to in the event of discovery of such documents to withdraw them and send to the State Migration Service, "Servatyuk said.

Related: Saakashvili can be imprisoned for 11 years on four cases

As it was reported earlier Poroshenko revoked Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili. The State Migration Service of Ukraine confirmed this.

The department explained that Saakashvili lost the citizenship on the basis of the point 2, article 19 of the Decree on Citizenship, precisely on the basis of the false data that is indicated at the form. Saakashvili wrote that he is not under the investigation in Ukraine or in any other country but it is known that the former president was arrested in absentia in Georgia.

The migration service also noted that the MP Andry Lozovoy filed the request to the General Prosecutor Office concerning the citizenship of Saakashvili and the prosecutor’s office contacted the service. And the Commission on Citizenship Issue made the proper decision on the request.

Related: Georgian Justice Ministry hopes for Saakashvili’s extradition

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