Migration service deports 20 Saakashvili’s companions, legalized in Ukraine as “cultural”

The state migration service is going to be deported from Ukraine 20 associates of the ex-head of the Odessa regional administration of Mikheil Saakashvili, whose stay in Ukraine was legalized under his leadership.

This was announced on his page on Facebook press Secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larisa Sargan.

“Mikheil Saakashvili is based on a narrow range of extremists Georgian and Ukrainian origin. Moreover, the first Georgians, he tried to legalize and legalized part of Ukraine, being the Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration. It was then, while in office, Saakashvili forced his subordinates to issue a permanent residence permit 20 citizens of Georgia as valuable to the culture,” she said.

According to Sargan invited for cultural activities associates of Saakashvili any involvement in cultural activities or other events on the territory of Odessa region and Ukraine not accepted.

“After the arrival of invited foreigners in Ukraine, they were legalized in accordance with the Law “On legal status of foreigners and persons without citizenship” at the request of KU “Odessa regional educational-methodical centre of educational institutions of culture and art” Odessa regional state administration in the Department of GMS in the Odessa region, which was issued a temporary residence permit for a period of 1 year,” she said.

In addition, said the Gar, officials of the Odessa regional state administration has provided legalized “cultural figures” official car assigned to the departments of RSA, for their own use, evidence of embezzlement of state property and misuse of budget funds through abuse of power or official position.

“Now there are all grounds for expulsion of these 20 people from Ukraine, and that going by the State migration service”, – concluded the press-Lutsenko’s Secretary.

The state migration service of Ukraine refused Mhalu Saakashvili refugee status. So now he is a stateless person without any…

Published by Larisa Sargan 24 Oct 2017

Recall that Saakashvili was deprived of citizenship in late July, when he was outside Ukraine. He is a politician went back on September 10. He entered the territory of Ukraine through KP “shehyni” in Lviv region, although I was going to make it through KP “Krakovets”. To the border, Saakashvili got the bus and illegally crossed it with 60 people. Some of them have used force against the guards. The court found the politician guilty of illegally crossing the Ukrainian border and ordered to pay 3400 hryvnias of a penalty plus court fee 300 UAH.

The Ministry of justice of Ukraine received a request from the Prosecutor’s office of Georgia for the arrest and extradition of Saakashvili. In Georgia the politician is charged with four criminal counts. He faces up to 11 years of imprisonment.

In turn, Saakashvili filed a petition to grant him political asylum in Ukraine, but the State migration service refused to grant him refugee status, so now the politician is a stateless person without any special circumstances that might preclude his deportation or extradition.