Ukraine is Investigating Mikheil Saakashvili for Illegal Entry Into the Country

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine

In 2015, he was appointed governor of Odessa by Poroshenko, but the two fell out last November after Saakashvili accused the president of blocking efforts to stop corruption. But seeing Saakashvili, a politician who claims to bring a new quality into Ukrainian politics, with Tymoshenko, who represents an old guard, raised eyebrows.

Upon arriving in Lviv, where he remains, Saakashvili protested that his guards stole his Ukrainian passport, which he insists remains valid despite Poroshenko's attempts to strip him of citizenship.

Back home in Georgia, he started out as an internationally praised reformer but later he was criticised for monopolising power and exerting pressure on the judiciary.

The President of Ukraine also spoke on the situation. After the incident had already gained significant global media attention, Saakashvili and his allies broke through the guards, reports The Associated Press reports. "This is very sad", Saakashvili said Friday in Warsaw.

Mr Saakashvili has denied the accusations, branding them a political witch hunt. The latter quit, accusing Poroshenko of abetting corruption and turned into one of his loudest critics.

The ex-Georgian president, who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in July, now risks extradition to Georgia.

"We believe in the fact that Mikheil Saakashvili can lead our country out of the crisis", supporter Lyudmyla Goretska told France24.

"I hope this gentleman [Saakashvili] will strive with the same zeal to get into Georgia as he did to reach Ukraine". "A crime was committed instead", he said. "There should be direct legal accountability", Poroshenko said, according to the Kyiv Post.

Ukrainian law enforcement agencies said Sahakashvili and his supporters face a possible 5 year prison term.

The breakthrough across Ukraine's border occurred when Saakashvili and people traveling with him, including his wife, son, and several Ukrainian MPs, were stranded in the neutral zone between Ukraine and Poland.

Ukraine's record of implementing reforms has been patchy since Poroshenko took office in 2014. "We see what he did in his own country (Georgia) and that's enough for us". This was an immature and emotional decision to get rid of his irritating former friend.

Saakashvili himself referred to Georgia and his struggles there as well by stating that this march was a good sign for both Ukraine and Georgia: "Even though I am concentrated on Ukraine right now, it doesn't mean that I have forgotten about Georgia for even second".

Saakashvili took power in Georgia after a peaceful uprising, known as the Rose Revolution, in 2003.

Related News:

  • Nadal crushes Anderson for 3rd US Open title, 16th Grand Slam

    Nadal crushes Anderson for 3rd US Open title, 16th Grand Slam

    Rafael Nadal delivered a masterful performance on Sunday, capturing his 16 Grand Slam title with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over Kevin Anderson in the U.S.
    This Is How Far Along Kate Middleton's Pregnancy Is

    This Is How Far Along Kate Middleton's Pregnancy Is

    Unfortunately, Catherine is once again suffering from the condition that saw her hospitalised in her previous two pregnancies . Even though Queen Elizabeth has four children herself, everyone else in the royal family only has two children.
    New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - 9/10/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    New York Jets at Buffalo Bills - 9/10/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

    The team looks quite a bit different this year, with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and top WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker out of town. Taylor was 8 for 8 on passes over the middle through three quarters, according to NFL Next Gen stats.
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu writes to Aung San Suu Kyi

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu writes to Aung San Suu Kyi

    As for the prize itself, it is long axiomatic that persons who tend to get it have blood on their hands. Otherwise the whole ceremonial spectacle is an exercise in futility.
    Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav return for first 3 ODIs

    Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav return for first 3 ODIs

    In the pace line-up, Shardul Thakur has been dropped and in his place Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami have been brought in. Yadav and Shami, who were rested after the Sri Lanka Test series, have been recalled after a break.
    Were Analysts Bullish BP plc (LON:BP) This Week?

    Were Analysts Bullish BP plc (LON:BP) This Week?

    J P Morgan Chase & Co restated their neutral rating on shares of Halfords Group plc (LON:HFD) in a report issued on Wednesday. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This story was first reported by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes.
  • A Day of Remembrance: Thousands Expected at Ground Zero for 9/11 Anniversary

    A Day of Remembrance: Thousands Expected at Ground Zero for 9/11 Anniversary

    On that Tuesday in 2001 the extremist group al-Qaida attacked the United States by hijacking four airliners and crashing them. A third plane was hurled at the Pentagon , while another - United Airlines Flight 93 - smashed into a field in Pennsylvania.
    Merkel slams Turkish travel warning, says no need to fear Germany

    Merkel slams Turkish travel warning, says no need to fear Germany

    German officials blocked rallies connected to Turkey's referendum campaign to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. According to the German Foreign Office, Yucil is one of at least 10 Germans now detained in Turkey on political charges.
    Hurricane Irma shifts west but could bring rain and tornadoes to NC

    Hurricane Irma shifts west but could bring rain and tornadoes to NC

    Hotels are available in Myrtle Beach and in the Upstate, McMaster said as the presser came to a close and he answered questions. "Irma is expected to remain a major hurricane until landfall occurs", said National Hurricane Center specialist Lixion Avila.
  • US President Donald Trump observes silence for 9/11 victims

    US President Donald Trump observes silence for 9/11 victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office. A fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers tried to overpower the hijackers.
    CCSD schools to close Friday through Tuesday for Hurricane Irma

    CCSD schools to close Friday through Tuesday for Hurricane Irma

    Students, faculty and staff should monitor alerts.fsu.edu for official FSU updates and emergency information and instructions. The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and every decision is made with this in mind.

    3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks

    In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.


Most liked

MI first responders travel to Florida for rescue operations
Seven members of MO Task Force 1 have already been deployed following Irma, including three in St. Last month, the task force went to Texas to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Harvey.

Kylie Jenner Opens Up About the Real Reason She Got Lip Injections
"I [had] really small lips ", the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters revealed on her new reality show *Life of Kylie. She divulged that at 15, she was teased for her thin lips by some jerk she was dating (our words, not hers).

UN Security Council to vote on weakened North Korea sanctions
The proposal included a ban on oil and textile exports to North Korea and prohibited North Korean citizens from working overseas . The Security Council last month imposed new sanctions over North Korea's two long-range missile launches in July.

Keeper De Gea to be starter for Man United against Basel
Especially at Old Trafford, where Manchester are far more dominant than away. I played and I lost the match in Basel and in London , but we qualified.

Stephen King horror remake It tops United Kingdom film box office
It also became the biggest September debut of all time, beating " Hotel Transylvania 2 ", which earned $48.5 million in in 2015. Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things is a standout because he delivers amusing lines without appearing as annoying.

Two policemen killed in bomb attack in Egypt
Egypt has been suffering from a spike in terrorist attacks targeting civilians in the mainland over the past year. Egypt accuses Hasm of being a militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group it outlawed in 2013.

U.S. stock futures shoot higher as North Korea tensions ebb
The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, gained 0.38 percent at 91.697. The S&P 500 dropped 0.2 percent and the Nasdaq Composite shed 0.6 percent while the Dow inched up 0.1 percent.

Equifax hack: 'Sham' security check website is 'completely broken'
This is a good idea as long as you're not about to apply for a mortgage, vehicle loan or other line of credit. The theft included credit card data, social security numbers, and addresses of over 140 million people.

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro vs Macbook Pro: Pricing and Specs Comparison
The direct competitor to MacBook Pro , the new Notebook Pro is the device that you had been expecting from Xiaomi . You get the combination of i7 processor/16GB RAM, i7 processor/8GB RAM and i5 processor with 8GB RAM.

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to meet Service chiefs daily
Expressing her gratitude towards her predecessor and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar , Sitharaman said he "has been a very inspiring political mentor".

Martin Midstream Partners LP (NASDAQ:MMLP) Institutional Investors 2016 Q4 Sentiment
Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 0.98620, the 24 month is 1.07846, and the 36 month is 0.92390. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Martin Midstream Partners LP, 1 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating , while 4 recommend "Hold".

Qatar boycotters dismiss remarks by Kuwaiti emir
"Qatar, Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt are all essential U.S. partners in this effort". Qatar hosts a US military base critical to the anti-IS fight in Iraq and Syria.

Wisconsin National Guard to deploy to Florida
The USS Kearsarge and the USS Oak Hill with 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are expected to be in the region on Friday. They are expected to travel from MI to SC first and then move to Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida .

Will Fiorentina continue the fight?
Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.

Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight
Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.