Contents tagged with Saakashvili

  • Georgia: Ukraine asked Tbilisi to restore Saakashvili's citizenship

    Tamar Chugoshvili, the First Vice Speaker of the Georgian Parliament, claims that the Ukrainian delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) asked its Georgian colleagues to reissue citizenship to former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in order to "spare them from him.", reported Georgia.Online.

    "At the last session of PACE, everyone, starting with the leader of the Ukrainian delegation and including other members, begged us to restore Georgian citizenship to …

  • Saakashvili decries the revocation of his brother's residence permit in Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former governor of Odessa, leader of the "Rukh novyh syl" or “Movement of New Forces” party said that his brother David was denied a residence permit in Ukraine.

    "Very, very low move! Businessmen who support us experience pressure exerted by the authorities but no one touches the oligarchs. I also learned [on April 13] that on the basis of the letter from the Security Service of Ukraine, my brother David’s residence permit was revoked and he must leave Ukraine," …

  • Saakashvili announces unification of the democratic forces of Ukraine

    The ex-head of the Odessa regional state administration and leader of the New Forces Movement (Rukh Novyh Sil), Mikheil Saakashvili, has announced the unification of a number of democratic political forces, and predicts early elections in Ukraine in 2017.

    He said this during a forum organized by the Volya party in Kyiv, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "I think we will find a formula [for unification]; we need to unite all these people. It's ridiculous and untenable when they all individually hold …

  • Saakashvili asks Poroshenko to send police and the National Guard to Odessa

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been asked to deploy additional troops of the National Guard and the police force to Odessa. Ukrainski Novyny reported that this request was made by the head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikheil Saakashvili.

    “In Odessa tonight, hired thugs attacked protesters near City Hall,” Saakashvili reported. According to him, municipal officials had assisted the attackers by “turning off all of the surveillance cameras beforehand”. A bank building …

  • Poroshenko's press secretary denies reports of Saakashvili's dismissal

    The Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, wrote on Facebook that reports of Mikheil Saakashvili's dismissal as Governor of the Odessa region are untrue.

    "The President had a telephone conversation with Mikheil Saakashvili about the future projects of the development of Odessa region. All 'messages' on the resignation of the Head of the Odessa Regional State Administration are not true," he wrote.

    Earlier, Saakashvili’s advisor, the former Consul General of Georgia …