Contents tagged with Saakashvili

  • Saakashvili fears that Tbilisi and Kyiv will accuse him of preparing a coup in Georgia

    Stripped of Ukrainian citizenship, the former head of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, said that the Georgian authorities "in full coordination with the hucksters in Ukraine" are preparing a new charge against him: a coup de-tat in Georgia.

    "They promised Poroshenko that they would lay charges before September 10. The fact is that accusations about state funds embezzlement in the form of funeral wreaths purchase and foreign delegations’ reception under the Ukrainian Criminal Procedure …

  • Saakashvili says he will return to Ukraine in September

    During a live broadcast on Facebook, former governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili announced his intention to return to Ukraine in September.

    "I will return to Ukraine. I will arrive on September 10 from Poland through the Krakovets checkpoint," he said. Saakashvili stressed that he plans to return in an exclusively legal way and does not intend to violate Ukraine’s current legislation.

    Saakashvili also announced his intention to challenge in court the loss of his Ukrainian citizenship. He …

  • Saakashvili leaves Poland for Lithuania

    Former Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili, stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, continues to move freely around the world. He was in Lithuania on Tuesday.

    “It is always nice to be in brotherly Lithuania, especially among the friends and founders of Lithuanian independence: Vytautas Landsbergis, ministers, members of the government and presidential candidates. I thanked the Lithuanians for supporting Ukraine and Georgia, and I am also very grateful for the position taken up regarding my …

  • Georgia sends an inquiry to Warsaw regarding Saakashvili’s stay in Poland

    The district prosecutor's office of Warsaw received a request from the Georgian Ministry of Justice to establish whether former Georgian President, Mikheil Saakashvili was in Poland, as reported by Radio Liberty. The details of the request have not been reported.

    According to the press secretary for the prosecutor's office, Lukash Lapchinsky, the request came from the National Public Prosecutor's Office of Poland. He did not provide the details of the request.

    The chief prosecutor's office of …

  • Lithuanian Foreign Minister: Lithuania stands by Saakashvili in the matter of his Ukrainian citizenship revocation

    Lithuania urged Ukrainian authorities to provide the former head of Odessa Regional State Administration and former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili with an opportunity to defend his right to Ukrainian citizenship in court, as stated by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, reports Delfi.

    "Saakashvili should be given an opportunity to defend his rights at a transparent trial," Linkevičius said.

    Linkevičius noted that, from the standpoint of international law, Saakashvili was in …

  • Office of the Ukrainian President refuses to disclose information about the citizenship of foreign politicians working in Ukraine

    The Presidential Administration refused to disclose information about the retention or revocation of Ukrainian citizenship of former government officials, including Natalia Jaresko, Alexander Kvitashvili, Khatia Dekanoidze, Eka Zguladze, David Sakvarelidze, and Aivaras Abromavičius, as stated in the reply of the Presidential Administration to a request by Ukrainski Novyny.The answer states that this information is confidential and "concerns the rights and legally protected interests of other …

  • Georgia believes Kyiv intends to extradite Saakashvili

    The Minister of Justice of Georgia, Teja Tsulukiani, appearing on Imedi, stated that the former President, Mikheil Saakashvili, is politically uninteresting to anyone in his homeland and the issue of his extradition is a legal and investigative-prosecutorial process, Interfax reports.

    At the same time, she expressed the hope that Kyiv would begin the process of extraditing Saakashvili as soon as he returns to Ukraine.

    “This is a legal and investigative-prosecutorial process. We heard various …

  • Saakashvili refuses to change his citizenship and ask for asylum outside of Ukraine

    In an interview with the Georgian television company Rustavi 2, Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and the former governor of the Odessa region of Ukraine, declared that he is not going to accept the citizenship of any other country or ask for political asylum anywhere and that he considers himself a citizen of Ukraine.

    "I have no intention, desire or plans to apply for political asylum in another country," Saakashvili said.

    According to Saakashvili, President Petro …

  • Saakashvili promises to get his Ukrainian citizenship back

    Former Odessa province governor Mikheil Saakashvili only has a Ukrainian passport and intends to have his citizenship restored “in court and through the streets,” said Saakashvili’s press representative Darina Chizh.

    According to her, the politician’s attorneys are already “working on this” and are preparing documents in order to appeal the Ukrainian president’s decree to revoke Saakashvili’s citizenship. “People have already started to go to the streets [in support of Saakashvili],” she …

  • Saakashvili stripped of Ukrainian citizenship

    Ihor Mosiychuk, a Verkhovna Rada deputy from the Oleh Lyashko Radical Party, said that President Petro Poroshenko has revoked the Ukrainian citizenship of Mikheil Saakashvili, former head of the Odessa province’s state administration. Ihor Mosiychuk posted about this on his Facebook page.

    “It has been confirmed to me: it’s true – the Georgian ‘Yanukovych’ has been deprived of Ukrainian citizenship, and this is evidence that President Petro Poroshenko has finally started to acknowledge his own …