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 Georgia reported on Friday that it had appealed to Polish authorities regarding Saakashvili's arrival in their country.
Mikheil Saakashvili is wanted in Georgia on several charges relating to his presidential term from 2004-2013. It was reported in Tbilisi that they would seek his extradition from any country.
It was reported earlier that the Georgian prosecutor's office accused Saakashvili of embezzling state funds for masseurs, cooks, and his children's education. In total, between 2009 and 2013 8.8 million lari was spent from the state budget for his personal purposes.
The criminal case against Saakashvili was opened in 2014. In 2015, the Georgian prosecutor's office requested Saakashvili’s extradition, however, Ukraine refused. The former president had not been in the country since 2013.
On July 26th it was reported that President Petro Poroshenko had terminated Saakashvili’s Ukrainian citizenship. The former governor was in the United States at the time. On August 4th he flew to Poland. According to Saakashvili, he did not request diplomatic assistance for the flight to Poland.
Saakashvili’s Georgian passport was revoked at the end of 2015.