Ukrainian Prosecutor General ruled out the possibility of Saakashvili’s arrest
The General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko declared that ex-the head of Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili will not be arrested or extradited from the country for illegal crossing of the Polish-Ukrainian border on September 10. About it reports “Ukrainian truth”.
“I, as attorney General, declare — Saakashvili will not be arrested in the case, he can’t be extradited from this country, still has a residence permit or other document which he filed,” — said Lutsenko.
He also indicated that participating in the breakthrough Saakashvili across the border will be punished, but not arrested. “Those who beat Ukrainian border guards, will have to deal with the criminal case and will be arrested. And have to sit for seven years. To all politicians remember — and you need to hold a meeting, but you can not beat the soldiers and officers that protect the border,” — said Lutsenko.
September 10, deprived of Ukrainian citizenship policies entered the country from Poland at the checkpoint “shehyni”. Saakashvili’s supporters broke through a cordon of security forces, after which he entered 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.