Contents tagged with Saakashvili

  • Saakashvili receives ID card in the Netherlands allowing him to reside in any EU country

    The leader of the “Rukh novykh syl” party (New Forces Movement), Mikheil Saakashvili, received an identification card in Amsterdam which gives him the right to live and work in the European Union, as he reported on his Facebook page.

    "Today in Amsterdam, for the first time in a while, I acquired a real document proving my identity. Immediately upon arrival in the Netherlands, I was given an identification card providing me with the right to live and work in the European Union, the entire …

  • Ukrainian authorities detain and deport Saackashvili to Poland

    The ex-president of Georgia and leader of the “Movement of New Forces” Mikhail Saakashvili was detained by the State Border Service together with representatives of the State Migration Service and other law enforcement agencies during the “investigation of certain places where there is a concentration of illegal migrants,” reported the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

    “While carrying out coordinated interdepartmental work, law enforcement officers found the stateless person M. …

  • SBU questions Saakashvili for more than two hours

    The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) questioned former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili for two and a half hours, said the politician’s lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky, RBC news agency reports.

    “Everything happened as it should during questioning, questions were asked. The questioning lasted nearly two and a half hours, and all questions were answered. Everything was done sensitively, there are no complaints against the SBU investigators. The …

  • Saakashvili loses court case on his refugee status in Ukraine

    The Kyiv District Administrative Court recognized the refusal of the State Migration Service to grant refugee status or political refugee status to the former president of Georgia and leader of the Rukh Novykh Syl party, Mikheil Saakashvili.

    The verdict was announced by Judge Tatyana Skochok on Wednesday. She rejected Saakashvili's suit against the Migration Service.

    The defense of the former president of Georgia said that they will appeal this decision.

    Earlier Saakashvili stated that the …

  • 3 thousand people led by Saakashvili demanded impeachment of Poroshenko in Kyiv

    About 3 thousand people passed on Sunday through the streets of Kyiv with the slogans calling for the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko. The march was organized by his political opponent, former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who has been stripped off Ukrainian citizenship by the Ukrainian President.

    The participants of the march, led by Saakashvili, set off from the monument of Taras Shevchenko and went through the government district, chanting "Impeachment!", "Down with …

  • Saakashvili stated that the Ukrainian president has ordered his arrest

    The former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikhail Saakashvili said that he would be arrested allegedly on the order of the President. He also said during a briefing at Kyiv that the organizers of the March for impeachment would be charged with fabricated crimes.

    "At first they expelled all the people with a Georgian passport who had contact with me... Then they beat my driver... In the process, they brought cases against people who helped me to return to Ukraine...

    They …

  • Media: Poroshenko's companions consider Avakov guilty of Saakashvili's 'breakthrough' into Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko’s companions blamed Mikhail Saakashvili's “breakthrough" into Ukraine on the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, according to Ukrayinska Pravda, citing sources close to the President. "Avakov let the President down. From five o'clock in the evening, the border guards asked for help from the National Guard, but no one came. On Thursday, Saakashvili met with Ihor Kolomoisky and on Sunday, the minister, who was so insistent in his desire not to let …

  • Ukrainian court finds Saakashvili guilty of illegally crossing the border

    The former President of Georgia and the former Governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, was found guilty of illegally crossing the Ukrainian border by the Mostitsky District Court of the Lviv region.

    “In the administrative case on the illegal crossing of the Ukrainian border, the court finds the defendant guilty and imposes a fine 3400 hryvnia ($130)," the judge said. Also, Saakashvili must pay 320 hryvnia ($12.2) court fees.

    Saakashvili did not attend the court session. On his …

  • Ukrainian State Border Service: There was no order to deny entry to Saakashvili

    The State Border Service of Ukraine (SBSU) did not receive any orders from Ukrainian  law enforcement agencies to ban the Odessa Regional State Administration ex-head Mikheil Saakashvili’s entry to Ukraine, as stated by the First Deputy Head of the SBSU, Vasily Servatyuk at the subcommittee meeting on the control over compliance with the legislation in the field of preventing and combating corruption by state authorities and local self-government hosted by the Anti-corruption Committee.

    "The …

  • Saakashvili fears that Tbilisi and Kyiv will accuse him of preparing a coup in Georgia

    Stripped of Ukrainian citizenship, the former head of the Odessa region, Mikheil Saakashvili, said that the Georgian authorities "in full coordination with the hucksters in Ukraine" are preparing a new charge against him: a coup de-tat in Georgia.

    "They promised Poroshenko that they would lay charges before September 10. The fact is that accusations about state funds embezzlement in the form of funeral wreaths purchase and foreign delegations’ reception under the Ukrainian Criminal Procedure …