Refugee Miho. Poroshenko took the passport from Saakashvili

Беженец Михо. Порошенко отнял паспорт у Саакашвили

Former Georgian President being driven from Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko has deprived the Ukrainian citizenship of Mikhail Saakashvili.

The Ukrainian President first, he invited the former head of Georgia to Ukraine, called him his good friend and “hope of reform”, and then decided to get rid of it.

The Administration of the President refuses to publish a decree on depriving Saakashvili of citizenship. And left Poroshenko Saakashvili without a passport when he left the country. has gathered information about the high-profile scandal of the summer in Ukrainian politics.

How was the procedure

On the termination of citizenship Saakashvili first announced the people’s deputies Igor Mosiychuk (Radical party) and Anton heraschenko (the people’s front). This information is then confirmed at the State migration service.

“The President issued a decree on the loss of citizenship of Ukraine. The termination of citizenship of Ukraine in cases provided for by law is a constitutional norm”, – stated in the message Department.

The formal basis for the deprivation. was the deception, the deliberate submission of false information or false documents when applying for citizenship.

The problem found is that Saakashvili noted when filling out the questionnaire for citizenship that he is not under investigation in Ukraine or abroad. However, it turned out that in Georgia, Saakashvili at the time was in absentia arrested.

Although, the Ukrainian government, giving the President a passport, were well aware that that is persecuted in Georgia. Moreover, the GPU has denied Georgia’s extradition Saakashvili, because I saw in the cases against him prosecution for political beliefs. The same answer Georgia received from US and from EU countries. But now Ukraine has changed his mind and decided to take the case against Saakashvili is not politically motivated.

GPU 31 Mar 2015 Georgia refused to extradite Saakashvili. The decree granting citizenship of Ukraine President Poroshenko signed a month later – may 29, 2015, i.e. at the time when the authorities had been aware of the prosecution of Georgia against Saakashvili.

The President is afraid of?

After the resignation of Saakashvili as head of the Odessa regional administration, he constantly criticized the government and President Poroshenko.

Also the former President of Georgia created the party “new force” and planned to unite with other representatives propagandoi opposition to the current government.

“Deprivation of Mikhail Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship is the most stupid thing you can think of. This is a sign of weakness, which does not paint the President of Ukraine”, – said the Deputy Mustafa Nayem.

Another people’s Deputy Serhiy Leshchenko believes that the procedure of deprivation of citizenship, Saakashvili is not in vain running in July, when political activity in the country is extremely low. “Yanukovych has isolated its competitors in prison, Poroshenko – abroad”, – concluded Leshchenko.

Certain I’m afraid

Proponents of deprivation. believe that the President acted within the law and corrected his mistake.

They argue that the political rating of Saakashvili was low, and no special results during the management of the Odessa region, he has not achieved.

The people’s Deputy from BPP Vadim Denisenko believes that Saakashvili will soon be in political oblivion. “Imagine that Saakashvili took citizenship. What happens next? On the second day he in the United States gives a press conference, which transmits the “Newsone”. Two days in social networks is a “srach”. Further – silence, which is sometimes diluted with stories about what Ukraine went another Sakvarelidze,” wrote Denisenko.

Further – extradition?

Now Saakashvili has remained without any citizenship, they are stateless. Citizenship of Georgia was deprived in December 2015 for obtaining Ukrainian passports.

Ukraine assumed the obligation to prevent the emergence of people without citizenship – the state has ratified the relevant Convention. But not this time.

Journalists Saakashvili was repeatedly asked whether he was afraid of the deprivation of Ukrainian citizenship. Because this case is not the first. Poroshenko has already taken earlier a Ukrainian passport of ally Saakashvili Sasha Borovik, and people’s Deputy Andrey Artemenko.

Saakashvili said then that he is not afraid, and still remain to live in Ukraine. However, deprived of the former Odessa Governor citizenship when he emigrated from Ukraine to the United States.

According to Leshchenko, Ukrainian authorities are forcing the ex-head of Odessa region to seek asylum in the United States and not to engage in Ukrainian politics. “The script Poroshenko for Saakashvili to cancel his Ukrainian citizenship while in the United States. Thus, Saakashvili even physically will not be able to return to Ukraine – his delay in Boryspil on arrival and the first flight will be extradited to Georgia. Thus, it will be impossible to physically protect him from extradition. In fact, Saakashvili is forced to take refuge in America and forget about the Ukrainian policy,” wrote Leshchenko on his page in Facebook.

However, in the US, Saakashvili wide ties, especially among Republicans, who are now in power. He is familiar personally and with Donald trump. Why the Ukrainian authorities to such a powerful critic in the United States – the key partner to establish a relationship with are not very good, is not quite clear.

Saakashvili says that he will still return to Ukraine.