Former President of Georgia and former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili assured that he will attempt to illegally return to Ukraine. This statement reports TASS, it was made on Sunday, August 6, at the meeting with journalists in Warsaw.
“I don’t always travel in comfort. But the trip in the trunk is not among my favorite ways to travel,” he said, stressing that he intends to cross the border legally.
According to the politician, he is studying the legislative base and will travel to Ukraine when he’s ready. “The government cannot ignore the opinion of millions of Ukrainians”, — he said.
“I want Ukraine was a European power. And I want to be a part of this process,” Saakashvili said.
Saakashvili also said that Poland he intends to leave on Monday. However, he did not disclose where he intends to go, however, indicated that it would be to travel around Europe.
August 4, Saakashvili arrived in Poland to participate in the events marking the 73rd anniversary of the Warsaw uprising. What document Saakashvili used at the entrance to this country is unknown.
The security service of Ukraine and border service on the border with Poland, declared the plan interception due to speculation that Saakashvili may try to return to Ukrainian territory.
Earlier, the Ukrainian government has revoked the passport of Saakashvili after the deprivation of citizenship.
Saakashvili led the Odessa region from may 2015 to November 2016 and then President Petro Poroshenko accepted his resignation. The President also released a policy from office of the adviser. From 2004 to 2013, Saakashvili was President of Georgia. At home he initiated several criminal cases. One of them is accused of embezzlement of state funds. He announced an internal investigation.