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 entry of Saakashvili into Ukraine for three years," the statement says.
Saakashvili's defense believes that the decision was made in violation of the instructions to prohibit entry to foreigners or stateless persons and that it violates rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights.
On February 12, border guards expelled Saakashvili from Ukraine to Poland under the readmission procedure. From Poland he flew to the Netherlands, where he received his identity card. Recently, Saakashvili announced his intention to return to Ukraine in 2018.