Saakashvili receives legal status in Ukraine
The former president of Georgia and ex-head of the Odessa region in Ukraine, Mikhail Saakashvili, received a document confirming his legal status of stay from the State Migration Service of Ukraine.
He wrote about this on his Facebook page:
“Today I finally received a document from the State Migration Service, certifying that I am legally in the territory of Ukraine. I’m not content with this of course, but I’m trying to get the right to restore my citizenship through the court,” the politician wrote.
As Hromandske reports, according to the document Saakashvili received this status will be valid until 1 December 2017.
On 1 November, the State Migration Service of Ukraine denied Saakashvili refugee status for a second time. Saakashvili himself said that the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine is preparing documents for his extradition to Georgia.
On 10 September, Saakashvili crossed the Ukrainian-Polish border where a crowd of supporters ‘carried’ him to the Ukrainian side, breaking through a cordon of law enforcers. The court found Saakashvili guilty of illegally crossing the Ukrainian border.