The foreign Ministry commented on the information regarding negotiations for the extradition of Saakashvili

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine does not participate in any negotiations regarding the extradition of the ex-Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration of Mikheil Saakashvili.

This was stated by Deputy foreign Minister Vasily Bondar, reports “Interfax”.

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“The foreign Ministry does not conduct (negotiations – if) sure. Georgia in my competence, but no contacts between the foreign Ministry was not” – he said.

He added that such requests come from the Ministry of justice of Ukraine to the Prosecutor General and the Ministry of foreign Affairs participate in this not takes.

We will remind, the Georgian media reported that in Belarus the head of state security of Georgia Vakhtang gomelauri holds secret talks with Ukrainian officials on the extradition of the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili from Ukraine.

In early December the General Prosecutor’s office and security Service of Ukraine in the morning came to search in a rented Kiev apartment Mikheil Saakashvili to the Church. The reason for this unexpected visit became the criminal proceedings opened GPU for 256 the Criminal code (assistance to participants of the criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activity).

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Publicly the charges against Saakashvili announced the head of GPU, Yury Lutsenko. According to him, the autumn protests, Saakashvili and his supporters was organized to seize power in the country. Their sponsor was approached to Victor Yanukovych the oligarch-fugitive Serhiy Kurchenko. He allegedly handed over half a million dollars ally Saakashvili Severiano Dangadze. Latest security forces detained while trying to leave Ukraine with a portion of the amounts received from the courier Kurchenko. Now Dangadze arrested for two months.

The attorney General’s claim that conducted covert investigative actions Dangadze, Saakashvili, Kurchenko and his Trustee in may 2017. All four passed on the second part of the same article that accused Saakashvili. It is from five to ten years of imprisonment. But on December 7 the position of prosecutors in relation to the ex-President of Georgia has changed. Now he is charged with first part of article 256. It provides mitigation of punishment if the suspect is not official and did not commit a crime again. It is from three to five years.

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Police detained Saakashvili late on the evening of 8 December and taken to the detention facility of the SBU in the Askold lane. However, the evening of 11 December the Pechersky regional court of Kiev released Saakashvili unconditionally. The court denied the prosecutors the petition about election of a measure of restraint in the form of a round-the-clock house arrest.

December 18, Monday, Saakashvili was summoned for the first interrogation.


  • extradition
  • The Ministry of foreign Affairs
  • The Ministry of justice
  • Saakashvili
  • the Prosecutor General’s office

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