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 Code are not grounds for extradition. Poroshenko and the Prosecutor’s General’s office of Ukraine, on his behalf, need legal grounds for my detention after crossing the border,” Saakashvili wrote in Facebook.

Saakashvili said in the past that he would return to Ukraine on September 10. "I will arrive on September 10, from Poland, through Krakovets checkpoint," he said on August 16.

Before that, on August 25, Nika Gvaramia, the General Director of the TV company Rustavi 2 was summoned for questioning to the State Security Service of Georgia, Novosti-Georgia reported. He will be interrogated about the case, which was started after the audio recordings of Gvaramia's conversation with Saakashvili were spread on the Internet. Giga Bokeria, the former secretary of the Security Council of Georgia and now a member of the parliament from the "European Georgia" party will also be interrogated.

The recordings were published in 2015. "They were talking about planning the forceful development of events around Rustavi-2, which is subject to legal proceedings," the agency writes. After the recordings surfaced, a case was initiated under the article "conspiracy or revolt with the purpose of violent change of the constitutional order of Georgia."

Bokeria was also summoned for questioning to the State Security Service of Georgia. The deputy, in turn, accused them of carrying out the political order of Bidzina Ivanishvili, the founder of the ruling party Georgian Dream.

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