Rada will prepare an appeal for doctors' access to Saakashvili

MP Arakhamia: Rada will ask to admit doctors to ex-President of Georgia Saakashvili

that the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada will prepare an appeal to the Georgian authorities with a request to admit Ukrainian doctors to the ex-president of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, as well as to provide him with proper medical care. TASS writes about this.

According to him, at the moment, more than 100 signatures have been collected from Ukrainian parliamentarians, who will ask to give doctors access to the former president. “We see that the council of Ukrainian doctors is not allowed to see Mikhail,” Arahamia said.

The deputy also said that Ukrainian MPs are working with colleagues from the parliaments of European countries to create an international coalition that would put pressure on the Georgian authorities. Arakhamia added that in accordance with the treaty on international legal aid, Kiev can at least expect that the former Georgian president will serve his sentence in Ukraine if he is sentenced.

“We want him to return now. not for medical [reasons], but that he was either pardoned or released, we are looking for the right path, but we want to see Mikhail at home for sure, “the head of the faction said.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked the Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili of Georgia to admit Ukrainian doctors to the former President Mikheil Saakashvili. According to Zelensky, he spoke with Garibashvili by phone and noted that the rights of a citizen of Ukraine Saakashvili “must be fully guaranteed in accordance with international standards.”

In Georgia, Saakashvili was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison. He was detained on October 1, 2021, when he returned to his homeland to take part in protests after eight years of emigration. While in prison, the ex-president went on a hunger strike. On November 11, he announced that he would stop it as soon as he was transferred from a prison hospital to a civilian one.