Saakashvili cannot come to SBU for interrogation on Dec 22 due to court session
The leader of the Movement of New Forces party and former Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili, did not receive a summons for questioning to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on December 22 and cannot come due to Kyiv Court of Appeal's hearing on that day an appeal from the prosecutor's office against the Pechersky District Court's decision not to place Saakashvili under house arrest, his lawyer, Ruslan Chornolutsky, has said.
"We will attend a meeting of the Court of Appeal, which is scheduled for 11.15 on December 22. Therefore, we will most likely be physically unable to come for interrogation. Secondly, we did not get an official summons from the SBU," Chornolutsky told Interfax- Ukraine on Wednesday.
The lawyer said that in this situation, the Court of Appeal's session was a priority.
According to him, if the SBU still formally invites Saakashvili for questioning, the lawyers will ask it to choose another date.
As reported, a source in law enforcement agencies said that Saakashvili had been called in for questioning to the SBU on Friday, December 22.
On Monday, December 18, Saakashvili came for questioning to the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine and stated that his criminal case should be transferred to the SBU.
"When this case is transferred to the SBU by law, I will come there and testify," he told reporters after visiting the Prosecutor General's Office.