Saakashvili to not come for questioning on December 22, - advocate

Source : 112 Ukraine

Now we expect another day from the SBU and summons that will be mailed
15:41, 20 December 2017

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Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia will not be able to come for the questioning to the Special Service of Ukraine (SBU) on December 22. Ruslan Chornolutski, the advocate of Saakashvili reported this to Ukrayinska Pravda.

‘Firstly, we have the appeal on December 22, secondly, we did not get any summons’, he Chornolutski claimed.

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Moreover, the advocate claimed that the summons should be submitted in three days before the questioning but ‘Saakashvili did not get in either in hand, by e-mail, the address of Saakashvili or my address for texting’.

‘We do not refuse to come for the questioning, we are ready to do this but only when we will have summons’, Chornolutski noted. 

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The advocate spoke on the calls from the SBU and offer to come for the questioning on December 22 but he answered that Saakashvili cannot come this day due to the consideration of the appeal.

‘Now we expect another day from the SBU and summons that will be mailed’, he added.

Also, Chornolutski comments on the information from the mass media that Saakashvili got the document that allows him to travel to the Netherlands. ‘I know nothing on this’.

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As we reported Saakashvili and his lawyer appeared at Prosecutor General’s Office on December 18 but refused to be interviewed saying he could not trust or respect the prosecutors. 

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine (GPU) called Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia for the questioning as the suspect in a few criminal proceedings at 9:30 am. on December 18.

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The prosecutor should question the politician on the criminal proceeding of December 4, 2017, opened due to attempting to commit a crime; commitment of a crime by a group of people by previous concert, organized group or criminal organization; assistance to the members of the criminal organization and withholding of their criminal activity; financing of the forcible change of the authority, take-over or changes of the state border of Ukraine.

Earlier Pechersk Court of Kyiv refused the Prosecutor General’s Office to choose the home arrest as the restriction measure for Mikheil Saakashvili. Now the next court hearing is scheduled for December 14.



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