Saakashvili says Kyiv may extradite him to Georgia
Former President of Georgia, ex-governor of the Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili does not exclude that Ukraine will extradite him to Georgia.
"Poroshenko may try to extradite me to Georgia, but it will be lawlessness," it's like extradite me to Russia," he said on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
According to Saakavshili, recently the media blew a conversation between the Georgian Interior Minister and the prankster, who posed as the Interior Minister of Ukraine, during which the Georgian official said that Georgia was not interested in extradition of their ex-president.
As it was reported, on July 26, 2017, the Ukrainian Migration Service announced that Poroshenko had signed a decree depriving Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship.
On August 4 it became known that Saakashvili arrived in Poland. On August 7, Saakashvili said that he had unimpeded access to Poland with the Ukrainian passport. The former Georgian president was invited to Warsaw to take part in the celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising.
On August 8, Polish Radio ZET reported that Saakashvili had left Poland and headed for Lithuania. Saakashvili said in Vilnius that he was not going to seek a Lithuanian citizenship, although he was grateful for such a proposal from some Lithuanian politicians.
On August 11, Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General Yevhen Yenin said that Mikheil Saakashvili would be able to enter Ukraine only if he has a Ukrainian visa.
"Permission for Saakashvili (currently a non-citizen if information that he has a passport issued in third countries is not confirmed) to enter Ukraine will be possible only if a visa is issued to him. Any performances in the midst of his activists or illegal crossing of the border give 100% legal grounds to impose administrative penalties on him and launch criminal prosecution against persons who will facilitate such illegal crossing of the border (and don't say then that you have not been warned)," Yenin said on his Facebook page.
He also added that Saakashvili may appeal the decision to revoke his Ukrainian citizenship with the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine.