Mikhail Saakashvili, as the “elusive Joe” manages to safely move between EU countries with an invalid passport of a citizen of Ukraine. First, the former Governor of Odessey stayed in Poland, but later moved to Lithuania, where the famous stateless person even offered citizenship. He, however, refused, as is determined to regain Ukrainian. Why not Georgian, that is the question.
photo: Alexander Astafyev
Mikheil Saakashvili unsurpassed master how to ingratiate himself, and to spoil relations with former friends and comrades. Of the leaders of the “rose revolution” and a staunch fighter against Georgian corruption, he became corrupt, which in the home country now I want to sit in jail on numerous charges of abuse of official position. The fight against corruption in Ukraine has brought him to the deprivation of citizenship. In the Square of the disgraced politician, if he will be back, awaiting the removal of the canceled passports and deportation to Georgia, where he faces a prison sentence of up to 11 years in 4 criminal cases.
However, this does not prevent foreign voyages Saakashvili. The Ukrainian foreign Ministry diligently sends out dispatches that the passport of the former Governor null and void. And the countries of Eastern Europe it calmly accept and welcome. This is surprising, considering that Poland and Lithuania have always taken a Pro-Ukrainian position, especially in the period of Euromaidan. Poland on a par with Berlin acted as a mediator in negotiations between the activists of the Maidan and the current government. Ex-Polish foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski all the forces contributed to the Square in its quest toward European integration. Lithuania also regularly supported anti-Russian hysteria in Ukraine and strongly encouraged Kiev in its fight against the “aggressor.” Now the recent Euromaidan supporters quietly passed through its border, the ex-Ukrainian and, moreover, offer him citizenship. However, Saakashvili intends to defend their rights in the Ukrainian passport through court. According to him, many Ukrainians are outraged by the actions of the current government, and if he would not fight for the truth, they will feel cheated.
In parallel, Saakashvili continues to attack the Kiev authorities. On Tuesday, Saakashvili once the message in social networks invited Petro Poroshenko to revoke the citizenship of a foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. Since he is not an ethnic Ukrainian, born in Russia, and perhaps has a Russian passport. The official in the answer has accused the former President of Georgia in collecting passports and spreading lies.
With each such attack against the Ukrainian establishment, the chances of Saakashvili to return to Ukraine Harbor, and the prospect of being in the dock, it becomes all the more real. Director of the Kiev center of political researches and conflictology Mikhail POGREBINSKY believes that the issue of Saakashvili will be solved with the participation of the American side, but that does not guarantee him the return of Ukrainian passports.
— Lithuania nothing is promised Poroshenko. She will support him against Moscow, but not against Saakashvili. Lithuania looks like the light of European democracy, because Saakashvili was deprived of citizenship under false pretenses. But at the same time, they are breaking the law by skipping across the border a stateless person. In this regard, and a proposal to consider granting a Lithuanian passport. As for the chances to regain Ukrainian citizenship, I do not rule out this possibility, but the probability of this is low. Poroshenko now shows a serious attitude, mobilizing the border guards on the border with Poland, in order not to miss the policy. However, everything will depend on the decision of the us Embassy. If Saakashvili will say that you need to go to court, he will do so, because there (in court) will take into account the opinion of Washington. However, Poroshenko did not always agree with the United States. For example, Yuriy Lutsenko on a post of the chief Prosecutor promoted the President, while in Washington was against the appointment. If nothing happens, then I do not exclude that Saakashvili will get the citizenship of another country. And offer will not only Lithuania.
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