14:54 08.02.2018

Try me for attempted coup, cooperation with Russia's FSB in Ukraine – Saakashvili about possible extradition

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Try me for attempted coup, cooperation with Russia's FSB in Ukraine – Saakashvili about possible extradition

 Ex-Georgia President and Movement of New Forces Party leader Mikheil Saakashvili has said Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office chief Yuriy Lutsenko has again spoken about his possible extradition to Georgia because the case against him for planning a coup in Ukraine has "fallen apart."

"After the case fell apart, they began preparing to send me to Georgia. Put me on trial hear for staging a coup and working with the Russian Security Service (FSB), according to Ukrainian law. Did the case against me for that fall apart? The witnesses have ran way, evidence disappeared, audio recordings faked? Then leave me alone and stop keeping me from engaging in politics in Ukraine," Saakashvili said on his Facebook page.

As earlier reported, in an interview with the 1+1 TV Channel, Lutsenko said Georgia had not changed its demands regarding Saakashvili's extradition, and that Ukraine upholds its international obligations. Lutsenko added in the interview that the decision to extradite Saakashvili would be "especially difficult" because there was a "100-percent chance" Georgian authorities would incarcerate him.

The PGO chief said the decision of Saakashvili voluntarily leave Ukraine was also an option, mentioning that his wife lives in the Netherlands, or to Poland, from where he illegally entered Ukraine.

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