The Netherlands can take the ex-President of Georgia, the leader of the Ukrainian party «movement novih forces» of Mikhail Saakashvili, if he decides to leave Ukraine. About it to journalists on Friday in the Hague, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Have Zijlstra, writes AFP.
According to the Minister, Saakashvili is married to a citizen of the Netherlands, this means that he can get a passport of the country in case of submission of the request.
Dutch officials told AFP that the lawyer Saakashvili appealed to the immigration and naturalization service of the Netherlands with the request about «the possibility of a reunion with his Dutch wife in the Netherlands.»
Press Secretary of the Ministry of justice of the Netherlands Karin Donk told the Agency that the services that Saakashvili can get a temporary residence permit in the country.
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko issued a decree on the loss of Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship on 26 July on the basis of false data filed by the politician in the State migration service of Ukraine. In particular, Saakashvili indicated that against him in Georgia, criminal proceedings were opened.
September 10, Saakashvili, together with his associates managed to break through Poland to Ukraine through the checkpoint «shehyni».
December 21 edition of De Telegraaf, citing sources in the Ministry of security and justice of the Netherlands informed about the request of Saakashvili for a visa of the Netherlands. Policies supposedly issued the visa in the Embassy of the country in Kiev. Saakashvili, according to the publication, explained the request for a visa to the need for family reunification.
The politician said in response that he «does not need a Dutch visa» and that he has the offer to obtain citizenship from several European countries.
Saakashvili’s wife Sandra Roelofs is a citizen of the Netherlands and Georgia, and their children have Dutch nationality. 20 December, she expressed hope that the upcoming holidays, her family will hold in the Netherlands.
The foreign Minister of the Netherlands said that the country could accept Saakashvili, if he submits request 23.12.2017