Ukrainian authorities ask Netherlands to take Saakashvili's voice sample

In an interview with the publication Interfax-Ukraine, Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yevheniy Yenin said that Kyiv sent an official request to the Netherlands asking "to collect voice samples from Saakashvili." The reason provided was the open criminal proceedings against the former president of Georgia.

Yenin acknowledged that Saakashvili has the right to refuse to provide his own voice sample. "If he refuses, it will once again dispel Saakashvili's myth that he is ready to cooperate with law enforcement agencies," said the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine.

The day prior, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated yet again that Saakashvili had received money from oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko, who fled to Russia. As evidence, he gave an audio recording of Saakashvili's conversation with Kurchenko.

However, the former Georgian president has stated that he was not familiar with the oligarch, and his associates claimed the recording was doctored by Lutsenko.

The Prosecutor General of Ukraine also noted that law enforcement agencies managed to detain a group of Saakashvili supporters who planned to make an explosion in the Verkhovna Rada building. "I do not accuse Saakashvili of this. He most likely does not know about it. But his activities, [and] the rhetoric he has chosen, attract madmen," Lutsenko said.

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