Contents tagged with Mikheil Saakashvili

  • Saakashvili's Office: 4 deported Georgians allegedly flown to Tbilisi from Ukraine never arrived in Georgia

    The plane, which was supposed to fly 4 deported Georgian citizens from Ukraine, flew from the Kyiv airport, but did not land in Tbilisi, stated the member of the party "Rukh Novykh Syl", MP Yuri Derevyanko.

    "The relatives of four Georgian citizens Tamaz Shavshishvili, Zurab Tsintsadze, Vano Nadiradze and Mamuk Abshidze who were illegally kidnapped in Kyiv on Friday still do not know where they are and nobody knows whether they are still alive, since the plane of the National Guard, where they …

  • Saakashvili threatens to start 'public impeachment' on December 3

    Former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili suggested that the people should begin “public impeachment” if the MPs of the Verkhovna Rada do not vote in favor of the creation of an anti-corruption court and the removal of parliamentary immunity.

    He made a statement to this effect at Constitution Square in Kyiv, Ukrainski Novyny reports.

    “If they do not vote, I suggest that we begin public impeachment on December 3,” Saakashvili said.

    He …

  • Ukraine denies Saakashvili refugee status for the second time

    The State Migration Service has repeatedly refused to consider the former Georgian President and leader of the Movement of New Forces party, Mikheil Saakashvili’s application to obtain refugee status or as a person who needs additional protection, as indicated by his lawyer, Markiyan Halabala.

    "Today we received documents from the Migration Service. It is not a refusal to provide additional protection, but a refusal to accept the application," he said. According to him, the refusal was made …

  • Saakashvili calls for early parliamentary and presidential elections in Ukraine

    Participants of the protest action under the Verkhovna Rada "All-Ukrainian gathering for large-scale political reform" intend to expand their demands and add adopting a law on the impeachment of the President.

    "The moment they refuse our conditions, we will have to expand them," said Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of the New Forces Movement (Rukh Novyh Sil) on Sunday in Kyiv.

    He stated that if the Verkhovna Rada and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko did not want to listen to the demands …

  • Saakashvili: Prosecutor General of Ukraine Lutsenko is preparing my arrest and extradition to Georgia

    The leader of the party, Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, stated that the General Prosecutor's Office was preparing documents for his arrest and extradition to Georgia, as indicated on his Facebook page.

    "Prosecutor General Lutsenko has started the process of preparing documents with the aim of my arrest and extradition to Georgia for the actions during my presidency," Saakashvili wrote.

    On October 24th, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the State Migration Service …

  • Saakashvili believes the Ukrainian authorities may try to eliminate him

    At a rally in Kharkiv, the former Georgian President and former Governor of Odessa Oblast, Mikheil Saakashvili, stated that the Ukrainian authorities might eliminate him, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    "I know for a fact that they [the authorities of Ukraine] will try to get rid of me. They can subdue, deport, even kill me; it's not a problem. I am not afraid of it," Saakashvili said. According to the agency, 700-800 people took part in the rally.

    “Let's show all those hucksters on October 17 that …

  • Lutsenko: Saakashvili will not be expelled from Ukraine over incident at Shehyni border checkpoint

    Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko has made assurances that Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of the party "Movement of New Forces" (Rukh Novykh Syl) and former head of the Odessa regional administration, will not be expelled from Ukraine and will not be arrested in connection with the incident at the Shehyni border checkpoint.

    "As Prosecutor General, I tell you clearly: Saakashvili will not be arrested in relation to this case, [and] Saakashvili cannot be extradited from this country while …

  • Saakashvili talks of wiretapping, SBU denies

    Former Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili said that unknown persons intended to place a special listening device in his hotel room in Chernivtsi.

    “Everything would have been fine if at first my bodyguard hadn’t stopped an attempted break-in – and my bodyguard is a professional… he is well versed in protection against such things – a break-in by people with suitcases specific to the Ukrainian SBU. When they came over, they said, as I recall, that they represent some agency. They tried to come …

  • Ministry of Justice of Ukraine: There are no grounds to extradite Saakashvili

    Mikheil Saakashvili, the former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, will not be extradited from Ukraine until the criminal proceedings against him are completed in Georgia, stated the Deputy Minister of Justice Denis Chernyshov in a comment on 112 Ukraine TV channel.

    According to Chernyshov, there are no grounds for Saakashvili's extradition at the moment, as the he has not been convicted in Georgia.

    “Nothing happened in Ukraine, except for Saakashvili's crossing the border. …

  • Ukrainian Justice Ministry: The Prosecutor General’s Office begins extradition check for Saakashvili

    The Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) of Ukraine is examining Georgia’s request for the extradition of former Georgian president and governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili, announced Ukrainian Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko.

    “After receiving this [extradition] request [from Georgia], all the materials were sent to the bodies of the PGO in order to carry out an extradition check. This is a preliminary stage. If it is completed with a positive conclusion, it will be possible to adopt further …