21:11 10.09.2017

Saakashvili breaks through into territory of Ukraine

Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the Rukh Novykh Syl party leader and the former Odesa regional administration head, have broken through the Ukrainian law enforcers' cordon at the Shehyni checkpoint on the Ukrainian-Polish state border and have led the politician into the territory of Ukraine.

Ukrainian parliamentarian Yuriy Derevianko (Batkivshchyna faction) provided this information on air on NewsOne television.

A crowd moved toward the nonoperational checkpoint at some moment of time, he said. The people broke through a cordon placed by Ukrainian border guards and police, and then they closely surrounded Saakashvili and Ukrainian politicians and public figures accompanying him and have 'carried' them into the territory of Ukraine, he said.

Law enforcers stepped aside following the cordon's breakthrough and did not interfere into developments, the parliamentarian said.

Ukrainian State Border Service head's assistant Oleh Slobodian confirmed the report about the cordon's breakthrough and the crowd's infiltration into the checkpoint.

"The crowd has broken through the Shehyni checkpoint. A brawl started [...] Now it is difficult even to forecast consequences of this situation," he wrote on Facebook on Sunday evening.

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