Cassation administrative court of Ukraine on 29 January proceeded with the consideration of the suit of Mikhail Saakashvili to Petro Poroshenko. Former President of Georgia tries to prove that the head of Ukraine illegally deprived of his citizenship. Traditionally, the hearing was not without controversy.
Recall, for the opposition, Saakashvili in July 2017, the Ukrainian authorities denied him the right to call themselves Ukrainians. This only further angered the former President of Georgia and the Governor of the Odessa region, with the result that he has become almost every week to hold rallies throughout Ukraine. In response to Kiev is trying to accuse him of working for Russia, January 26, at the suit of the Prosecutor General’s office, Saakashvili was elected a measure of restraint in this case in the form of a night of house arrest: a politician should not leave the apartment from 22.00 till 7 am. But Saakashvili does not intend to surrender, the leader of the “movement of new forces” trying to regain his Ukrainian passport to avoid being deported to Poland, where he entered the Ukraine in September 2017. There is also the option of deportation Saakashvili in Georgia, which has already sentenced him to three years of imprisonment for excess presidential powers. For this reason in the appeal administrative court of Kiev began the “battle for the passport»,
Saakashvili appeared in a courtroom surrounded by a large number of journalists and supporters who followed him, shouting words of encouragement to their leader. To justify their hopes, a former Governor of the Odessa region, began his presentation with a series of controversial statements. According to him, the security services have jammed mobile communications in the district court, the representative of Poroshenko at the trial were fake, and the document on deprivation of citizenship generally classified.
The presidential envoy, indeed, turned out to be fake. As explained by the lawyers of Saakashvili, according to the new Administrative code, Poroshenko had to personally sign the person issued the power of attorney, but the President did not. However, the court found this argument irrelevant.
Why do the authorities classify deprivation. too obscure. Anyway knows that not only Ukraine, but also its neighbors. The opposition leader stressed that to take away his passport was impossible, as, according to international law, can not deprive a person of citizenship only.
Since then, Saakashvili demanded to check the powers of the court: if he can understand its claims against Poroshenko? But at the same time to involve the State migration service. The meeting quickly ended. The next time accusations the ex-President of Georgia to the current leader of Ukraine will consider on February 16.
The former President and the Governor was satisfied. According to him, Kiev would like to consider the matter in the shortest possible time, but now do it will not work. All lawyers Saakashvili plan to file 15 petitions. However, no matter how much Saakashvili tried to delay the trial, the decision must be made before 3 March. At this point the victim will end the period of stay in Ukraine.
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