Contents tagged with Mikheil Saakashvili

  • Saakashvili accuses Ukrainian President Poroshenko of impeding the implementation of reforms in Odessa region

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili wrote on his Facebook page that President Petro Poroshenko hindered the implementation of reforms in Odessa Oblast, and that the Ukrainian people would definitely not elect him for a second term.

    "Today Petro Poroshenko touched upon the issue of me at his press conference. He said that he invited me to Odessa and gave me opportunities, and that I betrayed his trust. The president, to put it lightly, told a lie. He invited me as a combat general …

  • Nine political parties demand return of Saakashvili to Ukraine

    Nine political parties in Ukraine have signed a joint statement demanding authorities to ensure the return of the former President of Georgia and ex-governor of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, to Ukraine and provide him with an opportunity to defend his interests in court.

    The statement was backed by the following political parties: Fatherland, Democratic Alliance, Civic Position, People’s Control, the European Party of Ukraine, Samopomich (Self-Reliance), Svoboda, Hvylya (The Wave), …

  • Saakashvili's lawyers file appeal with European Court of Human Rights over his expulsion from Ukraine

    The defense of Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and leader of the political party Rukh Novykh Syl (Movement of New Forces), filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding his expulsion from Ukraine, his lawyer, Ruslan Chernolutsky.

    "The documents have already been sent to the ECHR ... We will try to restore justice through European authoritative bodies," he said.

    According to Chernolutsky, Ukraine had no right to expel a person under investigation from …

  • Media: Saakashvili was deported to Poland on a charter flight which cost 8,000 euros

    The Polish charter plane that carried the ex-President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili to Poland cost 8,000 euro, as reported by journalists from the TV program, Schemes.

    It is said that the rented Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1A airplane, with the onboard number SP-RDW, flew out at 16:33 on February 12th from the Boryspil airport to Warsaw. The plane is registered in Poland and belongs to Jet Story airline.Journalists found that the Ukrainian company, Sky Handling, helped to organize this flight …

  • Saakashvili says Ukrainian authorities want to deport him to Poland

    In an interview with the Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2, former Governor of the Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili said that the Migration Service of Ukraine has decided to deport him to Poland.  

    At the same time, Saakashvili stressed that "no matter what happens next, he will continue peaceful struggle for change of power" in Ukraine. He also added that his extradition to Georgia could lead to mass demonstrations in Ukraine.

    On July 26th, President Petro Poroshenko terminated Saakashvili’s …

  • Saakashvili promises to present alternative Ukrainian government and presidential candidates proposal

    Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of the Movement of New Forces party, has promised to present a proposal for an alternative government with ten presidential candidates before the next rally on February 18. He announced this at an assembly on European Square on Sunday, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.

    “Before February 18 we will present an alternative government and ten new presidential candidates, from which you will have to choose,” he said.

    According to Saakashvili, the Movement of New Forces’ website …

  • Putin’s press secretary speaks of Russian President’s unofficial contacts with Poroshenko

    A number of President Vladimir Putin’s meetings and contacts, even with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, are not of a non-public nature, stated Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov on the program “Actors with Nailya Asker-Zade” which was broadcast on Rossiya 1 on Sunday.

    According to Peskov, the president’s “intense workday” is not limited to the “dozens” of meetings, press conferences and talks which end up in the media.

    “It is much more intense and thoughtful than can be seen on TV. …

  • Georgia awaits Kyiv's decision on extradition of Saakashvili

    Interfax-Ukraine reported on Saturday, January 20 that the Georgian Prosecutor's Office has sent all necessary materials for the extradition of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to its Ukrainian counterpart, and now awaits a final response from Kyiv. This was announced by Natia Songulashvili, a Prosecutor with the General Prosecutor's Office and a member of the Prosecutor's Council of Georgia.

    "The Prosecution has enough evidence, which, we believe, should be the basis for a …

  • Georgian TV channel publishes letter from Poroshenko to Russian FSB

    On Saturday evening the Georgian TV channel Rustavi 2, which is closely connected to Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party in Ukraine, disclosed a letter addressed to the FSB, supposedly signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2007. The Presidential Administration published a statement refuting the authenticity of document in a matter of hours. The TV channel insists that the letter is authentic, and proposes that it be subjected …

  • The Netherlands ready to accept Saakashvili

    The former Georgian president and leader of the Ukrainian party "Rukh novykh syl" Mikheil Saakashvili, if he decides so, will be able to obtain Dutch citizenship and the right for residence, as he is married to a Dutch citizen, the Foreign Minister of this country, Halbe Zijlstra, confirmed on Friday.

    "He is married to a Dutch citizen, and according to the Dutch legislation he can get a passport if he applies," the Dutch television and radio company NOS quotes Zijlstra as saying.

    Saakashvili …