Case against Saakashvili not connected with his political activities – Poroshenko
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during his visit to Vilnius said that everything that happens with Mikheil Saakashvili is not connected with his political activities.
"The situation with Saakashvili is not worthy of international attention. There is a specific crime, and we must ensure transparency of the investigation, absolute openness and impartiality of the investigative bodies. A transparent, effective and impartial court is what we have to guarantee as an independent state," the website of the TV news service quoted the Ukrainian president.
Poroshenko believes that the one who is accused of crimes, illegally crosses the border, escapes from custody, must bear responsibility for this. "This has nothing to do with political activity," the president said.
Also, the Ukrainian president said about the financing of Saakashvili by the Russian side and the subsequent responsibility for it.
"One mustn't violate the law. If someone is financed by the aggressor country or its special services, or by the oligarchs in order to undermine the social calm and stability in the state, there must be criminal responsibility for this," Poroshenko said.