Saakashvili expelled from Ukraine

Saakashvili expelled from Ukraine

Former Georgian President, the leader of Ukraine’s Rukh Novykh Sil (or the Movement of New Forces), Mikhail Saakashvili, has arrived in Poland, the country’s border service said in a statement.

"Mikhail Saakashvili has been received on Poland’s territory. The relevant decision was based on the readmission request the Ukrainian National Migration Service sent to the border service’s chief. Given that Mikhail Saakashvili is the husband of an EU member state citizen, Ukraine’s request has been granted," TASS cited the Polish border service as saying.

Spokesman for Ukraine’s State Border Service Oleg Slobodyan said that there were no legal reasons for Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine.

"As of now, there are no legal reasons for that. The said person was present on Ukraine’s territory illegally, as confirmed by a number of decisions. In fact, the way he entered Ukraine was illegal in itself," Slobodyan told the 112.Ukraina TV channel.