President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said at a press conference on 28 February that the ex-President of Georgia and leader of the «Movement novih forces,» Mikheil Saakashvili had every opportunity to show the results in terms of reforms as head of the Odessa regional state administration, the correspondent of «GORDON».
«Passport I have not taken. Although citizenship was granted by me consciously. I am exactly the same as the majority, was fascinated by the prospects that Mr. Saakashvili could bring to Ukraine. I tried to create all conditions», – said Poroshenko.
According to him, before Saakashvili was a clear task during his work as the head of the Odessa regional state administration.
«No one had such opportunities to demonstrate the result. And the results we all saw – they were absent. And when I received the submission of relevant competent authorities of violations that were at the time of granting of citizenship… I Have not had any other models of action but to terminate citizenship… Who knows, if this check was not, would have remained dreams, ideals. Michael, unfortunately, he destroyed them. I don’t think he is now a happy man, but that’s his problem, his business,» – said Poroshenko.
The President added that the question of the readmission of Saakashvili in Poland «was conducted flawlessly» from the point of view of Ukrainian and international legislation.
«Otherwise it would not have taken the reaction would have been different,» added the President.
Saakashvili received the Ukrainian citizenship in 2015. In the summer of 2017, Poroshenko issued a decree on the loss of a Ukrainian citizenship by a politician because of false data, which he indicated with citizenship. In particular, he mentioned that in Georgia, against him criminal proceedings have been started.
24 October 2017 the State migration service of Ukraine has denied Saakashvili’s political asylum. February 5, 2018 Kyiv appeal administrative court dismissed the appeal Saakashvili on this decision. Protection policy filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
12 February 2018 the servicemen of state frontier service and representatives of the State migration service of Ukraine I detained Saakashvili in Kyiv restaurant «Suluguni». Later in the state border service of Ukraine reported that Saakashvili was expelled to Poland as a person who illegally arrived in the territory on 10 September 2017.
February 14, Saakashvili arrived in the Netherlands.
Poroshenko: I do not think that Saakashvili is a happy man, but that’s his problem, his case 28.02.2018