Cassation Administrative Court of the Supreme Court refused to question Ukraine’s President and former Georgia’s President and ex-Mayor of Odesa, the leader of Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili on the case of his Ukrainian citizenship termination. Raisa Khanova, the presiding justice, Ukrainski Novyny reported.
Saakashvili’s advocacy asked the court to question not only Poroshenko and Saakashvili as witnesses, but also Victor Kononenko, First Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine, Nataliya Bernatskaya, First Deputy Minister of Justice, Vasyl Servatiuk, First Deputy Head of the State Border Guard Service, who are the members of Commission for Citizenship, and several officers of the State Migration Service.
“Board of Judges decided to grant the motion partially,” Khanova stated.
Therefore, the Court decided to summon for questioning only three members of the Migration Service and refused to question other witnesses.
After the Court’s decision was announced, the hearing was postponed on March 13 at 10 a.m.
Earlier, Poroshenko signed a decree on July 26, 2017, which terminates Saakashvili’s Ukrainian citizenship. The Supreme Court started to consider the legitimacy of such decision. The border guards deported Saakashvili from Ukraine to Poland under the readmission on February 12, 2018.