Saakashvili says court can deprive him of legal grounds to stay in Ukraine on Jan 22
Former Georgian president and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili believes that on January 22, Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal could deprive him of his last legal grounds to stay in Ukraine.
He told the News One television channel on Wednesday, January 17, that the directorate of the State Migration Service in Kyiv region had appealed against the decision by Kyiv District Administrative Court, issued on January 3, 2018, which rejected Saakashvili's request to invalidate the decision of the State Migration Service refusing to recognize him as a refugee or a person in need of additional protection after he was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship.
"They are speeding up the 'trial on my deportation' from Ukraine. I had 30 days to appeal against this decision. Without waiting for these 30 days, the SMS itself, which won the litigation, filed a complaint against the decision it won and will challenge what it won. This was done so that a court session could took place on Monday, and on Tuesday I could no longer have any legal document for staying in Ukraine," Saakashvili said.
Interfax-Ukraine learned that on January 22, Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeal had scheduled a hearing of an appeal from the SMS directorate in Kyiv region against Kyiv District Administrative Court's ruling of January 3. The hearing will begin at 10.00.