Tag Archives: Saakashvili

Police Detain Six Ukrainians, One Georgian on Arms Possession Charges

Six Ukrainians and one Georgian citizen were apprehended in Tbilisi on charges of illegal arms possession, the Interior Ministry reported on December 2.

The Interior Ministry said it seized two handguns, one handmade rifle and “other types of weaponry” from the detainees’ hotel rooms.

Saakashvili calls for mass protests in Georgia

Presidential elections finished in Georgia yesterday. It was the second round, when Gergians voted for two candidates Salome Zurabishvili and Grigol Vashadze. Vashadze is an opposition politician connected to ex-president Saakashvili wanted in Georgia.

According to official data Salome Zurabishvili garnered 1,147,627 votes, accounting for 59.52% of total number of voters, while her challenger – UNM-led coalition’s Grigol Vashadze received 780,633 votes, which accounts for 40.48%. It is not enough for saakashvili, who was expelled off Ukraine and dreams of return to political life.

Tbilisi City Court sentences in absentia ex-President Saakashvili to 6 years

Tbilisi City Court has sentenced former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to six years in prison in absentia for exceeding official powers, violence and deliberate damage to heath over the high profile violence case against opposition lawmaker Valeri Gelashvili.

Ukraine | Mikheil Saakashvili deported from Ukraine

On the afternoon of February 12, members of the Ukrainian special forces arrested Saakashvili, the leader of the Ukrainian party “Movement of New Forces”, former president of Georgia, in a restaurant in Kiev. According to the closest associate of Saakashvili David Sakvarelidze, the detention took place in the Suluguni restaurant in the Museum Lane of Kiev. According to Sakvarelidze, the special forces drove up on Volkswagen buses with license plates AA. They dragged Saakashvili down the stairs, then pushed him into the car at gunpoint and took him to an unknown destination.
The State security and the Prosecutor General’s Office said they were not involved in the detention of Saakashvili. The speaker of the National Police also stated that he has no information about the detention of the politician.
Meanwhile, Saakashvili got on an airplane to Warsaw. From Warsaw, Saakashvili contacted his supporters over the phone. He said that after his arrest he was blindfolded, taken for a long time through Kiev, then brought to the international airport Borispol and forced to put on a plane.
The Polish Border Guard Service confirmed Saakashvili’s arrival to Warsaw. According to its data, Saakashvili was in Poland legally under the readmission agreement.
The political career of the Georgian politician in Ukraine was completed for the second time.

Ukraine | Saakashvili against Poroshenko: will there soon be a new Maidan in Ukraine?

Last week Ukrainian secret police arrested Michael Saakashvili after second attempt. Many observers thought would it lead to a new wave of protests in Ukraine or would they finish after their leader was jailed? But Saakashvili was quickly liberated and retuned to his previous activity like nothing happened with him. What is a future of new protest actions in the Ukrainian capital?