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Ukraine Declares Georgia’s ex-President Saakashvili wanted

6 Dec 2017 - 17:46:00

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Agenda.ge,6 Dec 2017 - 17:46, Tbilisi,Georgia

Ukraine’s Chief Prosecutor’s Office has declared Georgia’s former President  Mikheil Saakashvili wanted for three alleged crimes while Saakashvili is stationed in front of Rada with his Ukrainian supporters, demanding the change of Petro Poroshenko’s government. 

The Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine says Saakashvili is accused of supporting and assisting of a criminal group, an attempt to commit a crime and a premeditated offence by group of people. 

National police and the state security are tasked for Saakashvili’s search. 

The statement came after the Ukraine’s security detained Saakashvili in his rented apartment in Kiev on December 5, and the man was later freed from a security van by his supporters. 

Now Saakashvili is in a tent in from of Ukraine’s legislative body and encourages his supporters change a "corrupt regime” of his one-time ally Poroshenko. 

Saakashvili said he was ready to host prosecutors in his tent and answer to their questions. 

I do not intend to come to the so-called chief prosecutor [Yuriy Lutsenko]. He is uneducated and unqualified,” Saakashvili said.  

Saakashvili is accused in Georgia of abuse of power relating to the closure of media organizations and the violent crackdown of protestors during his time in office. 

The Georgian Dream ruling party says the problems with Saakashvili is Ukraine’s internal affair now, and it was up to the country’s relevant bodies to decide Saakashvili’s extradition issue. 

The parliamentary opposition of Georgia claims Saakashvili is persecuted for political grounds. 

The United National Movement opposition party, founded by Saakashvili, held a rally in central Tbilisi today, protesting the developments in Ukraine regarding the former president. 

The party stated they also protested the "illegal rule of the Georgian Dream ruling party founder Bidzina Ivanishvili” in Georgia. 

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