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In Kyiv, Saakashvili Demands Documents That Stripped Him Of Ukrainian Citizenship.

Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia, has arrived in Ukraine's capital, where he vowed to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship.

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Wife Of Azerbaijani Journalist Abducted In Georgia Demands More Effort From Tbilisi.

The wife of an Azerbaijani journalist who was abducted in Georgia and is currently held in Azerbaijan has urged Tbilisi to do more to investigate his kidnapping.

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Saakashvili Arrives In Kyiv.

Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia, arrived in Kyiv vowing to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship. He told supporters the Ukrainian authorities were trying to prevent him from mounting a legal challenge to the decision, which was announced by ...

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RFE/RL: Saakashvili demands documents that stripped him of Ukrainian citizenship.

Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia, has arrived in Ukraine's capital, where he vowed to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty .

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Saakashvili arrives in Kyiv, demands documents on his loss of citizenship.

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili on Sept. 19 turned up at the Presidential Administration in Kyiv to demand documents setting out the legal grounds for the withdrawal of his Ukrainian citizenship. Saakashvili held a news briefing outside the administration building, while his lawyers went inside the building to ...

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RFE/RL: In Kyiv, Saakashvili demands documents that stripped him of Ukrainian citizenship.

Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia, has arrived in Ukraine's capital, where he vowed to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship. The post RFE/RL: In Kyiv, Saakashvili demands documents that stripped him of Ukrainian citizenship appeared first on ...

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Court moves hearing on Saakashvili's case to September 22.

LVIV – A court hearing on the case of a protocol filed by the State Border Service against former Georgian President and leader of the Movement of New Forces party Mikheil Saakashvili due to the illegal crossing of Ukraine's state border has been postponed until 11 p.m. on Sept. 22. Such a decision was made The post ...

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112.ua: Court hearing on Saakashvili’s illegal crossing of border moved to September 22.

Motysky district court in Lviv postponed the court hearing on the case of Mikheil Saakashvili’s illegal crossing of the border until Sept.22, Zaxid.net informs. The post 112.ua: Court hearing on Saakashvili’s illegal crossing of border moved to September 22 appeared first on KyivPost.

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Week's milestones. YES forum and Saakashvili row.

Viktor Pinchuk confirmed his skills of the builder of communication platforms. Petro Poroshenko tried to ease tensions with businesses amid latest raids by law enforcers. Volodymyr Groysman is concerned over the parliamentary majority. Mikheil Saakashvili is reaping the fruits of the 'will of the people.' Yulia Tymoshenko ...

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Ukraine’s interior minister sues journalist as part of Saakashvili case.

Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is suing popular Ukrainian TV news host Tetyana Danylenko because of comments made on her show in May by former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. News outlet Hromadske on Sept. 18 reported the Kyiv Dniprovskiy District Court had adjourned a hearing of its Avakov versus ...

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Lutsenko says Saakashvili neither to be expelled from Ukraine, nor to be arrested.

Politician Mikheil Saakashvili will neither be expelled from Ukraine, nor will be arrested in connection with the border incident, which has occurred on Sept. 10, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said. “As prosecutor general I put it clearly to you: Saakashvili will not be arrested in this case, Saakashvili ...

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Saakashvili in Vinnytsia: No plans to foment new revolution in Ukraine

Leader of Ukraine's New Forces Movement, ex-governor of Odesa region and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili claims he is not going to foment another revolution in Ukraine, according to the Vinnytsia local news portal vinnitsa.info.

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RFE/RL: Ukraine's prosecutor says Saakashvili won't face arrest or extradition

Ukraine's top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled, according to Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty .

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Saakashvili's 3 demands for Ukraine's leaders

Ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said on Sept. 17 that he would come to Kyiv on Oct. 17 and join a protest there calling for the establishment of anti-corruption courts, canceling lawmakers' immunity from prosecution and adopting a new electoral law that would decrease oligarchs' influence on elections. “We ...

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RFE/RL: Ukraine's prosecutor says Saakashvili won't face arrest or extradition

Ukraine's top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled. In his September 16 comments, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko also said that Saakashvili, ...

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Ukraine's Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won't Face Arrest or Extradition

Ukraine's top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled. In his comments on Saturday, Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko also said that Saakashvili, ...

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Ukraine's Prosecutor Says Saakashvili Won't Face Arrest Or Extradition

Ukraine's top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled.

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PM about possible arrival of Saakashvili to Kyiv: I do not know what to do with populists, let society to decide

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, commenting on the possible arrival of former head of Odesa Regional Administration Mikheil Saakashvili in Kyiv next week, has said that Ukrainian society should decide what to do with populists. “Nothing. I don’t know what to do in these cases. I know how to build ...

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Adopted Georgian Journalist Launches Bid for City Assembly in Capital Tbilisi

"The problems of Saburtalo – chaotic construction, urban transport and lack of green cover – are the problems of the city as a whole."

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Showman Saakashvili seeks to unite Poroshenko opposition

By breaking through the Polish-Ukrainian border on Sept. 10, ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili put himself and his supporters at the risk of a crackdown by the authorities. But he has also helped unite opposition to President Petro Poroshenko as the incumbent seeks re-election to another five-year term in 2019. ...

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RFE/RL: Saakashvili rallies supporters in western Ukraine, vows to help solve country's 'political crisis'

Mikheil Saakashvili has told a rally in western Ukraine that he had returned to the country to help solve the country’s “political crisis” and that he intends to travel to Kyiv next week. Read mor here. The post RFE/RL: Saakashvili rallies supporters in western Ukraine, vows to help solve country's 'political ...

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Chicago Tribune: Mikheil Saakashvili may finally get his day in court

Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine's deputy prime minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration, tossed out plenty of messages during her visit this week to Washington, stressing especially the need for sustained U.S. support for Ukraine's “fight against Russian aggression.” The post Chicago Tribune: ...

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Saakashvili Rallies Supporters In Western Ukraine, Vows To Help Solve Country's 'Political Crisis'

Mikheil Saakashvili has told a rally in western Ukraine that he had returned to the country to help solve the country's political crisis' and that he intends to travel to Kyiv next week.

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Court arrests man involved in Saakashvili border breakthrough in Ukraine

A district court in Lviv ruled on Sept.13 to arrest a 39-year-old resident of Ivano-Frankivsk region on suspicion of involvement in the incident at the Shehyni border checkpoint on September 10 in which former Georgian President and former Odesa regional administration head Mikheil Saakashvili and a number of his ...

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UN mission monitoring situation around Saakashvili

The UN monitoring mission on human rights in Ukraine is monitoring the situation around the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship and the return of the leader of the New Forces Movement political party, ex-head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili to Ukraine. “As for the issue of Mr. Saakashvili. ...

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Volker says Saakashvili has right to have case reviewed in Ukrainian court

Special U.S. representative on Ukraine Kurt Volker has said he believes ex-President of Georgia, ex-Odesa Regional Administration head and leader of the New Forces Movement Mikheil Saakashvili should have the opportunity to have his case reviewed in a Ukrainian court. “Ukraine is a country where the rule of law ...

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Voice of America: Saakashvili, Poroshenko face off in charged political standoff

Former governor of Odesa and onetime Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili was served Sept. 12 with a legal notice to appear before a Ukrainian court to explain why he broke through a cordon of police and border guards to enter the country from Poland. The post Voice of America: Saakashvili, Poroshenko face off in ...

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Misha in Revolution Mode

He's rammed his way across an international border, rallied cheering supporters and vowed to bring down oligarchs -- that indefatigable post-Soviet revolutionary, Mikheil Saakashvili, is back in action. After inserting himself back into Ukraine on September 10 and setting up shop in a luxury hotel in the western city of ...

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RFE/RL: Legal expert says onus on Ukraine to justify depriving Saakashvili of citizenship

In July, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko revoked the Ukrainian citizenship of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Because Saakashvili had already lost his Georgian citizenship when he accepted Poroshenko's invitation to become governor of the Odesa region in 2015, Poroshenko's decision effectively left his ...

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Former Georgian Leader, Ukraine President Face Off in Charged Political Standoff

Former governor of Odessa and onetime Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili was served Tuesday with a legal notice to appear before a Ukrainian court to explain why he broke through a cordon of police and border guards to enter the country from Poland. The legal move adds more drama to a weeks-long political standoff ...

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Interview: Legal Expert Says Onus On Ukraine To Justify Depriving Saakashvili Of Citizenship

RFE/RL spoke with Mark Ellis, executive director of the International Bar Association, about the issue of statelessness and what the legal arguments are on both sides of the Saakashvili case

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Saakashvili vows to fight oligarchs' grip over Ukraine, Georgia to the end

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as governor of the Odesa regional state administration and now leads the People's Movement of Ukraine, has said on Georgian television that he is prepared to fight Georgian and Ukrainian oligarchs to the end. “If we move our hands both in Ukraine and in ...

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Saakashvili vows to tour Ukraine, come to capital

LVIV, Ukraine – Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, currently in Lviv, said on Sept. 12 that he would visit Ukraine's biggest cities starting from Sept. 13 and would subsequently come to Kyiv. He said he would announce more specific plans in the evening of Sept. 12. Saakashvili and his supporters broke ...

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Saakashvili: My stolen passport in Poroshenko's office

Former governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili claims his reportedly stolen Ukrainian passport is in the office of the President of Ukraine.

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Saakashvili signs protocol on illegal border crossing

Former governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has read and signed an administrative violation protocol, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Justice minister says General Prosecutor’s Office conducting extradition inspection on Saakashvili

The bodies of the Ukrainian prosecutor's office are checking the request of the Georgian side for the extradition of the former Georgian president, ex-head of Odesa Regional State Administration and the leader of the New Forces Movement political party, Mikheil Saakashvili, Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said. “After ...

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Associated Press: Saakashvili to face court over border crossing

Mikhail Saakashvili has been served notice by Ukrainian police after he forced his way across the border from Poland in a move that puts him on a collision course with the authorities in Kyiv. The post Associated Press: Saakashvili to face court over border crossing appeared first on KyivPost.

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Interior Ministry believes Saakashvili's stay in Ukrainian territory is illegal

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine believes that the leader of the New Forces Movement political party, ex-head of Odesa Regional State Administration Mikheil Saakashvili, who crossed the border of Ukraine on Sept. 10, is currently staying illegally on the territory of Ukraine, but there are not sufficient grounds ...

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RFE/RL: Police serve Saakashvili with notice on border breach

LVIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian security forces have formally read out a protocol to Mikheil Saakashvili on his illegal entry into Ukraine two days earlier. The post RFE/RL: Police serve Saakashvili with notice on border breach appeared first on KyivPost.

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Associated Press: Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel

LVIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian border guards and police have arrived at the hotel where Mikhail Saakashvili is staying after he forced his way across the border from Poland. The post Associated Press: Ukrainian police arrive at Saakashvili’s hotel appeared first on KyivPost.

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Supporters detained for helping Saakashvili to enter Ukraine

Two activists have been detained for their involvement in the Sunday events that saw former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and a crowd of supporters barge past border guards to enter Ukraine from Poland, David Sakvarelidze, a Saakashvili supporter and a Movement of New Forces member, has said. “Our activist ...

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RFE/RL: Police block access to Saakashvili's hotel in Lviv

LVIV, Ukraine - Ukrainian security forces on Sept. 12 were blocking access to a hotel in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv where Mikheil Saakashvili has been staying since he crossed into Ukraine two days earlier. The post RFE/RL: Police block access to Saakashvili's hotel in Lviv appeared first on KyivPost.

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Ukraine: Saakashvili's Return Sets Stage for Sovereignty Crisis

Editors' Picks: No IMG_4257.jpg Mikheil Saakashvili came to power in his native Georgia in 2003 when he and his supporters stormed the parliament building in Tbilisi. Now, he seems to hope that his raucous re-entry into Ukraine – his adoptive homeland that stripped him of citizenship this past July – will catalyze his ...

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RFE/RL: Saakashvili says he wants to unite opposition in Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region, said on Sept. 11 after forcing his way into Ukraine that he wants to get involved in Ukrainian politics again and help unite Kyiv's opposition. The post RFE/RL: Saakashvili says he wants to unite opposition in Ukraine appeared first on ...

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Deutsche Welle: Mikhail Saakashvili's return may spell trouble for Ukraine's Poroshenko

It was a border transgression, quite literally. Although his Ukrainian citizenship was revoked, the prominent opposition politician and former Georgian president, Mikhail Saakashvili, crossed the Polish border at Shehyni on Sept. 11 and returned to Ukraine. The post Deutsche Welle: Mikhail Saakashvili's return may spell ...

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Los Angeles Times: Once a president, then a governor, now an illegal border crosser - what happened to Saakashvili?

No longer welcome in his native Georgia, which has stripped him of citizenship, former President Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Sept. 11 to remain in his adopted homeland of Ukraine and fight its “oligarchic” political elite. The post Los Angeles Times: Once a president, then a governor, now an illegal border ...

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Stateless Saakashvili Storms Ukraine

The ex-Georgian President's dramatic return to Ukraine sets up a showdown with President Poroshenko. Whoever wins, Ukraine loses. The post Stateless Saakashvili Storms Ukraine appeared first on The American Interest.

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Saakashvili Plans to Unite Ukraine Opposition Against President

A day after forcing his way past border guards back into Ukraine, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said he would unite the opposition against his former ally President Petro Poroshenko and planned to campaign for support. Saakashvili wants to unseat Poroshenko at the next election, accusing the president of ...

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Mikheil Saakashvili's return may spell trouble for Ukraine's Poroshenko

The expatriated opposition polititian's return to Ukraine has placed the fragile political stability under severe pressure. His conflict with President Poroshenko is escalating.

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Groysman slams Saakashvili's act, urges MPs not to swing 'flywheel of destruction and chaos'

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has stressed that a forceful penetration of the Ukrainian border is a crime and all those who are involved in setting it up must be held accountable.

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