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Mikheil Saakashvili, accompanied by his 11-year old son, are heading to Ukraine. The former Georgian president and governor of the Odessa region announced his decision on his FB account.
“We are heading to Ukraine! We will not be intimidated by violence and provocations; I am going to cross the border accompanied by my 11-year old son, confident that there will be no incidents,” Mikheil Saakashvili wrote.
In Ukraine, Saakashvili plans to win back his citizenship in court.
Saakashvili believes it is an attempt to isolate him from Ukrainian politics.
On 17 August, Saakashvili made it known that he intends to enter Ukraine from Poland through the Lvov region. “Even if one considers President Poroshenko’s order legal, the authorities have no right to deny me entrance,” Saakashvili said. “Even if I have no citizenship, I live in Ukraine on a permanent basis,” Saakashvili stated on numerous occasions.
Recently the Georgian attorney general’s office filed a formal request with Ukraine to detain and extradite Mikheil Saakashvili. In Georgia, he is facing charges of embezzlement, abuse of power and seizure of another person’s property.