Ukraine flies Saakashvili to Poland


The State Border Service of Ukraine reported that, in line with all legal formalities, Miheil Saakashvili had been returned to the country where he came from [Poland], breaking the Ukrainian legislation.

A live webcast of the Radio Liberty from Boryspil airport (near Kyiv).

On February 12, SWAT officers burst into the restaurant “Suluguni” where Saakashvili was dining and pushed the politician to the floor. He was later taken away in an unknown direction.

“This is called readmission – the return of an illegal immigrant to the country from which he came illegally,” the Ukrainian television channel TSN quoted senior source in local law enforcement.

According to the Ukrainian deputy Igor Lutsenko, Saakashvili was taken to Poland on an aircraft owned by an offshore company Sky Center Holding Corp., which belongs to Petro Poroshenko.

Video of Saakashvili’s detention

In July 2017, President Poroshenko stripped Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship, as in 2015, Saakashvili had reportedly presented false information in the application for citizenship and did not disclose a criminal record.

Saakashvili was also deprived of Georgian citizenship. His home country is demanding for him to be extradited back to Georgia.

In Georgia, the court sentenced Saakashvili in absentia to 3 years in prison on power abuse charges.

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