Saakashvili stated that the Ukrainian president has ordered his arrest

The former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikhail Saakashvili said that he would be arrested allegedly on the order of the President. He also said during a briefing at Kyiv that the organizers of the March for impeachment would be charged with fabricated crimes.

"At first they expelled all the people with a Georgian passport who had contact with me... Then they beat my driver... In the process, they brought cases against people who helped me to return to Ukraine...

They send powders on behalf of the Rukh novykh syl (Movement of New Forces) along with a brochure about impeachment. As you know, they accuse us of sending out powders with cocaine, or what else there is, an unidentified white substance, with the return address being the cemetery," Saakashvili said.

The pretext for arrest, according to Saakashvili, will be some "fictitious cases" on the abuse of power and office during the time he headed the Odessa Regional State Administration.

"The President gave this order [about the arrest] to the prosecutor general and the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) and they should implement a plan for my isolation within two or three days, before the December 3rd march," Saakashvili asserted.

On December 21, the Supreme Administrative Court appointed the first meeting on the case on the legality of the Presidential Decree on the termination of the Ukrainian citizenship of Saakashvili.

  Saakashvili, Ukraine

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