The former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili decided to postpone the return to Kiev and postponed it until Oct. About this he wrote in his Facebook.
“We decided to join the initiative of civil society activists and to gather in Kiev on 17 October with three requirements: the establishment of anticorruption courts, the abolition of parliamentary immunity, the adoption of a new electoral law. And other requirements we will be collecting throughout Ukraine until the 17th,” said the politician.
Speaking on Saturday in Ivano-Frankivsk, Saakashvili said that during trips to the cities of Ukraine, he will collect questions from people to power and will rally support of their claims that they were close enough to October 17. “No breakthrough was last Sunday and will not be to the Verkhovna Rada. I have no aggressive intentions. I’ll travel around the country”, — quotes “UKRINFORM”.
On Wednesday, Saakashvili announced that he was going to arrive in Kyiv on September 19. “I’ll take some more cities, then we will move to Kiev. 19 September, from what I heard, I had someone on the way said, the day of Archangel Michael — guardian of Kyiv. Kiev is necessary to urgently rescue! We’ll all travel to Kiev and there will be,” he said.
10 Sep stripped of Ukrainian citizenship, Saakashvili entered the country from Poland at the checkpoint “shehyni”. Supporters of the disgraced politician broke through the cordon of security forces, after which former President of Georgia was held on the territory of Ukraine. Later, he accused the Ukrainian police that they had stolen his passport.
Saakashvili was the head of Odessa oblast from may 2015 to November 2016 and resigned at own will left a post of the adviser of the President. From 2004 to 2013 he was the President of Georgia, after which he was stripped of his citizenship and brought against him several criminal cases, including the embezzlement of public funds. He also announced an internal investigation.