The Netherlands is ready to receive the ex-president of Georgia and the former head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili, if he leaves Ukraine. This was stated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Halbe Zijlstra, reports Deutsche Welle.
"He is married to a Dutch woman, and if he applies for a passport, according to the Dutch legislation, this is possible," Zijlstra said.
Earlier Saakashvili received a package of documents for travel to the Netherlands. It is noted that after leaving the detention center, the politician went to the Dutch Embassy. Later it was reported that Saakashvili received a Dutch visa.
As it was reported earlier President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stopped the Ukrainian citizenship of the former president of Georgia and the former Chairman of Odesa Region State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili by the decree 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.