15:13 13.02.2018

EU Delegation to Ukraine hopes for observance of Saakashvili's rights

EU Delegation to Ukraine hopes for observance of Saakashvili's rights

The European Union continues to monitor the situation with respect to former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and hopes for the observance of his rights.

We continue to monitor developments in relation to Mr. Saakashvili. We expect observance of the rule of law, as well as the rights of Mr. Saakashvili, the EU Delegation to Ukraine said in response to a request from Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.

As reported, in July 2017, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree stripping Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship when he was in the United States. On September 10, the politician and his supporters broke through the Polish-Ukrainian border.

On February 12, 2018, he was detained in Kyiv and returned to Poland. The Polish Border Guard Service said that Saakashvili had been deported to Poland on the basis of an application on readmission from the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

The politician said he planned to restore his Ukrainian citizenship.

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