On the website of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appeared petition demanding the deportation of Mikhail Saakashvili in Georgia.
“I appeal to the President to deport Saakashvili home to Georgia for the systematic violation of the laws of Ukraine, illegal border crossing, inciting hatred between Ukrainians and calls for the Verkhovna Rada to the resignation of the legitimately elected President of Ukraine”, — said in the text of the petition. Its author stated Svetlana Eureka.
During the day, the petition has collected nearly 1300 signatures from 25 thousand necessary for the collection of which is allotted to another 92 days.
October 17, the Verkhovna Rada, the opposition began an indefinite protest. Protesters set up tents, the first barricade and a field kitchen. The number of demonstrators entered, in addition to led by Mikhail Saakashvili, the “movement of new forces”, the activists of “Batkivschyna”, “Samopomich”, the nationalist party “Freedom” and “national building” and other organizations.
Earlier in the day, protesters lined the eyes of the Deputy Oleg Barna and threw eggs representative of the faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko” Alexey Goncharenko. On the same day, Verkhovna Rada Deputy Vladimir Parasyuk the Parliament lashed out at the head of the state security Department, Colonel-General Valery Geletey, which in 2014 held the post of Minister of defense.