14:23 05.01.2018

Supreme Court to hear Saakashvili's lawsuit against Poroshenko on Jan 29

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Supreme Court to hear Saakashvili's lawsuit against Poroshenko on Jan 29

A lawsuit filed by the leader of the Movement of New Forces party, Mikheil Saakashvili, against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on illegality of his decree stripping the former Georgian president of Ukrainian citizenship will be considered at the Cassation Administrative Court, part of the new Supreme Court of Ukraine, on January 29.

Interfax-Ukraine learned that the court session is scheduled for 12.00.

This lawsuit was to be considered at the High Administrative Court of Ukraine (HACU), where it was filed last autumn, and a proceeding on the lawsuit was opened on November 3. The HACU postponed hearings of this case several times for various procedural reasons.

The last meeting on this issue was scheduled for December 21, 2017, but it did not take place, because the HACU ceased its procedural activities from December 15, 2017 due to judicial reform in Ukraine. Since that day, all cassation complaints, suits and appeals, which fall within the competence of a cassation administrative court, must be sent to the Cassation Administrative Court in the composition of the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

As reported, in July 2017, Poroshenko stripped Saakashvili, who was abroad at that time, of his Ukrainian citizenship. On September 10, Saakashvili broke through the Polish-Ukrainian border, surrounded by his supporters. On October 25, Saakashvili stated that he had received documents from the Presidential Administration of Ukraine on depriving him of his citizenship and planned to appeal against this in court.

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