Lutsenko claims Saakashvili received $500,000 from fugitive Kurchenko

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has claimed the leader of the New Forces Movement party, ex-head of Odesa regional state administration, Mikheil Saakashvili, received from the fugitive Serhiy Kurchenko $500,000 for his activities in Ukraine.

"A citizen of Ukraine Severion Dengadze, in agreement with Saakashvili, turned through a confidant to Serhiy Kurchenko, who is fleeing from prosecution ... on the issue of the stable financing of Saakashvili's activities in exchange for the interests of the members of the organized criminal group. We recorded a $500,000 receipt of funds from the Russian side for Saakashvili," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.