The former head of Georgia and the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili was kidnapped in the afternoon of 12 February, the restaurant “Suluguni”. All of a sudden the place got broken into about 25 commandos armed with assault rifles, dragged politics into a van parked at the entrance, and fled in an unknown direction. The whole operation took no more than two minutes. At the same time to pull Saakashvili without the noise failed. Security forces dragged him up the stairs, and he screamed hysterically, unable to change anything.
photo: a frame from the video
Sources in law enforcement bodies of Ukraine say that Kiev thus decided to deport to Poland one of the most famous opponents of Petro Poroshenko. Warsaw needs to host, as it is out in September, he broke in the lions, having the status of a stateless person.
So far no relevant departments did not take responsibility for the operation to arrest Saakashvili. Initially, the Ukrainian media hastened to blame for the attack on employees of the SBU, the GPU and service, but there disown involvement in the capture. Later, the adviser to the interior Minister of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said that the detention of Saakashvili, carried out by the police, but couldn’t tell. While the national police said nothing about this either you know. Phone the disgraced politician is also out of reach.
Recall, February 5, the Kiev administrative court of appeal after the District administrative court of Kiev refused to recognize illegal the decision of the Ukrainian migration service on the refusal of Saakashvili refugee status. After that Poroshenko won the right at any time to extradite his enemy.
The current kidnapping Saakashvili became already the fourth attempt of the Ukrainian authorities to throw him out of the country. The first time was July 26, 2017, when Poroshenko was deprived of his citizenship for allegedly not told that the Ukrainian authorities about his arrest in absentia in Georgia. Were at that moment in the United States, Saakashvili said that any price will return to Kiev and throw out Poroshenko and his gang of thieves.
The return of Georgians in Ukrainian politics was held on 10 September. And it marked a breakthrough border with Saakashvili came “Princess of Maidan” is Yulia Tymoshenko and a number of other deputies of the Verkhovna Rada. Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovyi met him as Napoleon, returning from Elba to Paris.
Since then, Saakashvili began a lengthy legal battle for the restoration of Ukrainian citizenship. In parallel, the disgraced politician was collected rallies all over Ukraine and even organized the so-called “Mehomitan” against oligarchs and corrupt government. Poroshenko could not look at it calmly, so December 5, employees of SBU tried to steal it from the rental in the centre of Kiev apartments to bring in for questioning to the Prosecutor General. There he waited for the Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, who accused the former President of Georgia in collusion with the Kremlin. However, the takeover failed, as the defense Saakashvili left thousands of activists who literally stole special forces of its leader. Subsequently, the court sent the leader of the opposition under night house arrest. But the day Saakashvili could move around the city and dine in your favorite restaurant. This habit failed him. The leader of the “movement of new forces” took charge for the meal. However, as reported by the waiters, Saakashvili even had to pay for lunch. According to the entourage of ex-President of Georgia, taking him to the airport, where the evening will be sent to Poland. Therefore his colleagues have declared a collection and went to block the airports Borispol and Zhulyany. The other part is going to rally in front of the presidential administration. Poroshenko himself has said that it was a joint operation of the State migration service of the country and the border guards. He stressed that it does not have the history with Saakashvili irrelevant, since he is not even a citizen of Ukraine.
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