Ukraine Justice Ministry receives Georgia's extradition request for Saakashvili

Ukraine Justice Ministry receives Georgia's extradition request for Saakashvili

Ukraine received Georgia’s search, detention and extradition request of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Region and Georgia's ex-president, Ukrainian Deputy Justice Minister Sergiy Petukhov said Tuesday, Sputnik reports. 

"Ukraine has received a search, detention and extradition request for Mikheil Saakashvili, the request of Georgia’s main prosecutor’s office was addressed to the Ukrainian Justice Ministry and the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office," Petukhov told a briefing.

In May 2015, Saakashvili was appointed governor of the Ukraine’s Odessa region on initiative of Poroshenko, and stripped of his Georgian citizenship upon receiving a Ukrainian passport. However, Saakashvili resigned in November 2016, stating that the Ukrainian authorities did not want to fight corruption.

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