Putin is very happy that Poroshenko was deprived of my citizenship – Saakashvili

Russian President Vladimir Putin “very happy” that the ex-President of Georgia and former head of the Odessa regional state administration , Mikheil Saakashvili was deprived of the citizenship of Ukraine.

This Saakashvili said in an interview with TSN.

Videodemonstration President has officially confirmed the deprivation of Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship

TSN. 19:30

27 Jul, 20:56

“Ukraine’s success will determine the success of Georgia and other countries. For me it is the struggle of life, which has become not only a confrontation against an external enemy. I mean Putin and his invaders, he considers me a personal enemy and is very happy that [President Petro] Poroshenko did it,” he said.

“[Prime Minister] Medvedev was just dancing with happiness,” – said Saakashvili.

We will remind, the President Petro Poroshenko has deprived Saakashvili of citizenship of Ukraine based on the recommendations of the Commission on citizenship issues under the President of Ukraine.

Saakashvili himself said that it wants to make to refugee status, but he is going to pursue “legal right to return to Ukraine”.

Ukrainian citizenship Saakashvili gave his decree the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the end of may 2015. On the eve of getting a Ukrainian passport he was appointed Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration. In December 2015, it was deprived of Georgian citizenship.

At the head of the Odessa region , Saakashvili worked for a year and a half, after which he announced his resignation, accusing the President of violating the promises and progress to senior positions in the regional administrations of the “old corrupt”. Then the former President of Georgia announced the creation of their own political powerwhich will go on elections to the Ukrainian Parliament.