Contents tagged with Mikheil Saakashvili

  • 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 …

  • Saakashvili publishes open letter to Poroshenko

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili published an open letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on his Facebook page.

    “Our relations were friendly to begin with. But today they have reached a state where we are on different sides of the barricade,” Saakashvili observed.

    He mentioned that last week he sent Poroshenko a personal note, in which he suggested that they begin talks “about the future fate of Ukraine and preventing the destabilization of the situation in the country”. “ …

  • UK and Canadian Ambassadors to Ukraine condemn the attempt to capture October Palace by Saakashvili supporters

    The Ambassadors from Canada and Great Britain to Ukraine, Roman Waschuk and Judith Gough, condemned the attempts by activists of the New Forces Movement to enter the premises of the October Palace (International Center of Culture and Arts) in Kyiv to establish their headquarters there.

    "Attempts to capture and destroy public buildings are an abuse of the right to peaceful protest," Roman Waschuk wrote on Twitter. Judith Gough made the same statement.The Chief of the National Police of Ukraine, …

  • Saakashvili denies rumors of sending reconciliation letter to Poroshenko

    In an interview for, former Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili refuted the claims that he had written a letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko with a peace offer.

    Saakashvili says that he does not intend to come to a compromise with Poroshenko. “I will attack them more than ever,” he said when asked about the rumors of him coming to an agreement with Poroshenko.

    The Ukrainian news outlet Insider reported earlier that Saakashvili had sent Poroshenko a letter asking for …

  • Media: Saakashvili wants to reach agreement with Poroshenko

    Former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces Party Mikheil Saakashvili has written a letter to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asking for reconciliation, Insider sources reported.“Through the EU ambassador he is offering to stop the marches and take down the tents in exchange for de-escalation,” an official source told the news outlet.

    According to the source, the reason for the change in Saakashvili’s rhetoric is that he was threatened with extradition to Georgia. …

  • Prosecutor: Saakashvili can be eliminated by Russian special services

    The Russian special services may kill the former President of Georgia and leader of the Movement of New Forces party, Mikheil Saakashvili, with the aim of destabilizing the situation in Ukraine, as expressed by the prosecutor, Olexandr Hovorushchak, during a meeting of the Pechersk District Court, TSN reports.

    The prosecutor, talking about the danger from the Russian special services, discussed the need to choose preventive measures in the form of round-the-clock home arrest for Saakashvili.

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  • Ukrainian fugitive oligarch Kurchenko denies knowing Saakashvili

    The fugitive Ukrainian businessman, Serhiy Kurchenko,said that he “does not know and does not want to know” the ex-governor of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, and filed a lawsuit against the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko for spreading slander, reported Komsomolskaya Pravda in Ukraine, citing as a source Kurchenko’s press service.

    “On December 5, in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko irresponsibly stated that Serhiy Kurchenko financed the …

  • Court in Kyiv refuses to arrest Saakashvili during investigation

    The Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv did not grant the request of the prosecutor’s office to take the preventive measure of placing former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of the Rukh novyh syl (Movement for New Forces) Party, under round-the-clock house arrest during the investigation, reported the news agency Interfax-Ukraine on December 11.

    “The petition of the prosecutor…about the application of the preventive measure in the form of round-the-clock house arrest concerning …

  • Saakashvili's wife says that Kyiv is preparing to extradite her husband to Georgia

    Interfax-Ukraine reports that Sandra Roelofs, the spouse of the Movement of New Forces Party (Rukh Novykh Syl) leader Mikheil Saakashvili, said on the Rustavi 2 television channel that the Georgian and Ukrainian authorities are preparing for the extradition of her husband from Kyiv to Tbilisi.

    "I have no hope that the Ukrainian court, which is due to impose a measure of restraint on my husband tomorrow, will be fair. Most likely, the Ukrainian authorities have already told the court what …