Ukraine has received a request for the extradition of Saakashvili in Georgia
The Ministry of justice of Ukraine received a request from the Prosecutor’s office of Georgia for the arrest and extradition of former ex-Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of justice of Ukraine on European integration Sergei Petukhov.
“Ukraine has received a request for the search, detention and extradition of Mikheil Saakashvili. The request of the Main Prosecutor’s office of Georgia addressed to the Ministry of justice of Ukraine and General Prosecutor of Ukraine”, – he said during a press conference.
Saakashvili assured that he was not denied entry to Ukraine
The additional questions of journalists roosters refused to answer, being confined to an official statement.
We will remind, the 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.
In Georgia the politician is charged with four criminal counts. He faces up to 11 years of imprisonment.
Deprived of citizenship , Saakashvili in late July, when he was outside Ukraine. He is a politician promised to return September 10.
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