Contents tagged with Saakashvili

  • Saakashvili offered to become deputy prime minister of Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and ex-governor of the Odesa region, said he had received a proposal from Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky to join the Ukrainian government as deputy prime minister for reforms.

    "I approach this proposal and my decision with a very high responsibility, because it is a very difficult time for the country. We have a very difficult period ahead of us both in the economy and in the whole life in the country. We now have more than ever to be …

  • Saakashvili will not participate in Ukrainian parliament elections but prepared to advise president’s team

    Former Georgian President and governor of Ukraine’s Odessa province Mikheil Saakashvili does not intend to take part in the snap parliamentary election in Ukraine, he told reporters after returning Ukraine, the Ukrainian News Agency reports.

    “I am not going to take part in the elections,” he said.

    Saakashvili said that he will “help Ukraine to become better, but in a different capacity”. He also said that he has not discussed any possible positions within President Volodymyr Zelensky’s team. …

  • President Zelensky reissues Ukrainian citizenship to Saakashvili

    President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reissued a Ukrainian citizenship to ex-President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who in 2015-16 served as governor of the Odessa region. 

    The decree, signed by Zelensky and published on the president’s website, partially repeals the July 2017 decree of his predecessor Petro Poroshenko which revoked Saakashvili’s citizenship.

    Zelensky signed the decree eight days after his inauguration and six days after Saakashvili’s lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky filed an …

  • Saakashvili asks Zelensky to restore his Ukrainian citizenship

    Ruslan Chernolutsky, the lawyer of Former President of Georgia and Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration Mikheil Saakashvili, claims that he sent a letter from Saakashvili to the Presidential Administration of Vladimir Zelensky in which Saakashvili asks to have his Ukrainian citizenship reinstated, as reported by Radio Svoboda.

    “We are continuing the new phase and active defense of Mikheil Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine. A new era has come - a new president! Therefore, today I …

  • Putin invites Zelensky to return Saakashvili’s Ukrainian citizenship

    ​Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that the elected President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, return Ukrainian citizenship to Mikheil Saakashvili.

    "As for freedoms, it would be better to start not from Russia or Russians, but, let's say, from Georgians, or former Georgians. For example, it would be fair to restore the Ukrainian citizenship to a person who used to be Georgian in the past and now considers himself a Ukrainian, I mean Mikheil Nikolayevich Saakashvili ", quoted Putin TASS …

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs is not letting Saakashvili into the country

    In a statement published on its website, the Ukrainian State Border Service confirmed that Saakashvili is banned from entering Ukraine. The former president of Georgia said he already bought a ticket to Kyiv.

    The former president of Georgia and governor of the Odessa Oblast, Mikhail Saakashvili, has no justification for legal entry into Ukraine, said the press service of the State Border Guard Service.

    “In September 2017, the individual in question illegally crossed the state border from …

  • Ukrainian Security Service reopens criminal case against Saakashvili

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) resumed investigation against the former President of Georgia and the leader of the Ukrainian political party Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, announced his lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky on Facebook.

    Chernolutsky released the General Prosecutor's Office letter, which refers to the renewal of the investigation conducted by the SBU Main Investigation Department in Kyiv region.

    The statement indicates that the investigation was resumed by the …

  • 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 …