Contents tagged with Saakashvili

  • Saakashvili's lawyers appeal the court’s ban on his entry to Ukraine

    The lawyers of the ex-President of Georgia, the leader of Rukh Novykh Syl ("Movement of New Forces"), Mikheil Saakashvili have filed a lawsuit in court against the decision to ban him from entering Ukraine until February 13, 2021, the party's press service reported.

    "To protect the rights of Mikheil Saakashvili, the lawyers filed a lawsuit in the Lviv District Administrative Court to recognize the decision as unlawful and to repeal the Mostisky border guard detachment's resolution to ban the …

  • Saakashvili calls for a nationwide rally on March 18 to demand resignation of Ukraine's President

    A nationwide rally for the resignation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other senior representatives of the executive power will take place on March 18, the former Governor of the Odessa region and the Head of Movement of New Forces (Rukh Novykh Syl) Party, Mikheil Saakashvili stated on his Facebook page.

    "I propose an all-Ukrainian peaceful march demanding the resignation of Poroshenko, [Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs] Avakov, and [Prosecutor General of Ukraine] Lutsenko to …

  • Ukrainian authorities ask Netherlands to take Saakashvili's voice sample

    In an interview with the publication Interfax-Ukraine, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yevheniy Yenin said that Kyiv sent an official request to the Netherlands asking "to collect voice samples from Saakashvili." The reason provided was the open criminal proceedings against the former president of Georgia.

    Yenin acknowledged that Saakashvili has the right to refuse to provide his own voice sample. "If he refuses, it will once again dispel Saakashvili's myth that he is ready to cooperate …

  • Saakashvili prohibited from entering Ukraine for three years

    The former governor of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, is prohibited from entering Ukraine until February 13, 2021, as stated in a letter by the Deputy Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Vasyl Servatiuk, Interfax Ukraine reports.  The letter was provided to the agency by Saakashvili’s lawyer, Ruslan Chernolutsky.

    The letter states that the State Border Guard Service considers that the prohibition is consistent with the law. Saakashvili’s lawyers consider the decision …

  • Saakashvili receives ID card in the Netherlands allowing him to reside in any EU country

    The leader of the “Rukh novykh syl” party (New Forces Movement), Mikheil Saakashvili, received an identification card in Amsterdam which gives him the right to live and work in the European Union, as he reported on his Facebook page.

    "Today in Amsterdam, for the first time in a while, I acquired a real document proving my identity. Immediately upon arrival in the Netherlands, I was given an identification card providing me with the right to live and work in the European Union, the entire …

  • Ukrainian authorities detain and deport Saackashvili to Poland

    The ex-president of Georgia and leader of the “Movement of New Forces” Mikhail Saakashvili was detained by the State Border Service together with representatives of the State Migration Service and other law enforcement agencies during the “investigation of certain places where there is a concentration of illegal migrants,” reported the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    “While carrying out coordinated interdepartmental work, law enforcement officers found the stateless person M. …

  • SBU questions Saakashvili for more than two hours

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) questioned former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili for two and a half hours, said the politician’s lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky, RBC news agency reports.

    “Everything happened as it should during questioning, questions were asked. The questioning lasted nearly two and a half hours, and all questions were answered. Everything was done sensitively, there are no complaints against the SBU investigators. The …

  • Saakashvili loses court case on his refugee status in Ukraine

    The Kyiv District Administrative Court recognized the refusal of the State Migration Service to grant refugee status or political refugee status to the former president of Georgia and leader of the Rukh Novykh Syl party, Mikheil Saakashvili.

    The verdict was announced by Judge Tatyana Skochok on Wednesday. She rejected Saakashvili's suit against the Migration Service.

    The defense of the former president of Georgia said that they will appeal this decision.

    Earlier Saakashvili stated that the …

  • 3 thousand people led by Saakashvili demanded impeachment of Poroshenko in Kyiv

    About 3 thousand people passed on Sunday through the streets of Kyiv with the slogans calling for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko. The march was organized by his political opponent, former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been stripped off Ukrainian citizenship by the Ukrainian President.

    The participants of the march, led by Saakashvili, set off from the monument of Taras Shevchenko and went through the government district, chanting "Impeachment!", "Down with …

  • Saakashvili stated that the Ukrainian president has ordered his arrest

    The former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikhail Saakashvili said that he would be arrested allegedly on the order of the President. He also said during a briefing at Kyiv that the organizers of the March for impeachment would be charged with fabricated crimes.

    "At first they expelled all the people with a Georgian passport who had contact with me... Then they beat my driver... In the process, they brought cases against people who helped me to return to Ukraine...

    They …