Employees of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained in Kiev, the former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili. About this in his Facebook said one of the leaders of the “movement of new forces,” David Sakvarelidze.
According to him, the disgraced politician at the moment being taken to the capital Management of SBU in the Askold lane.
Later, the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko in Facebook confirmed the detention and specified that the placed in a temporary detention facility. “In accordance with the order to search the staff of the national police found the whereabouts of Saakashvili on the street Encouraging the city of Kiev and detained him,” he wrote, adding that the Agency will go to court for election of a measure of restraint.
Saakashvili, was detained in Kiev on 5 December in the case of promotion of members of the criminal organizations and concealment of their activities. According to the Prosecutor General of the country, he staged protests at the money of the entourage of former President Viktor Yanukovych. The politician called those accusations a blatant lie. A few hours after the detention of Saakashvili, freed his supporters: they surrounded the van in which he was, and cracked the door.