Saakashvili, threatened with extradition, threatens Poroshenko right back


November 20, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter –

Ex-president of Georgia, former governor of Odessa Region

Saakashvili threatens Poroshenko with consequences in case of his possible extradition

Ex-President of Georgia and former head of Odesa Region Saakashvili threatened Ukrainian President Poroshenko with consequences if he extradited him to Georgia.

“If I am sent to Georgia, I guarantee you that very soon I will be free, and that Poroshenko will not show himself much afterwards. He knows this, the Georgian authorities know this: if the Georgian authorities were powerful enough to keep me in prison, they would have done it already,” he said during a press conference.

He also added that he considers the recent expulsion of eight citizens of Georgia from Ukraine a message for him from the Ukrainian authorities, as well as an attempt to intimidate his team.

In addition, commenting on his statement of readiness to lead the Ukrainian government, Saakashvili noted that “it is a question of saving the situation.”

“My main goal is not my personal position, but to bring a new generation of Ukrainians to power, to change the political class,” he said.

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Recall, yesterday Saakashvili said that he was ready to become the Prime Minister of Ukraine. He made this statement, speaking at a “People’s Council” under the walls of the Verkhovna Rada.

Earlier today Saakashvili reported about the brutal beating of his driver by persons unknown.

We note that recently in the airport “Kiev” (“Zhulyany”) people in military uniforms appeared, who staged a protest against the deportation of three Georgian journalists and the ATO combatant Nadiradze.

Recall that in Kiev on Institute Street unknown people kidnapped Nadiradze out of a cafe. Nadiradze is a lieutenant colonel of the Georgian army and a participant of the genocide of the inhabitants of Donbass.

Saakashvili appealed to the residents of Kiev – “decent, decent people” with a request to protect him from extradition to Georgia. He noted that he is ready to fight to the end, but he needs the support of citizens of Ukraine. 

Recall, October 24 it became known that the State Migration Service of Ukraine refused political asylum for the provide the former head of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili.

The Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine posted a hearing for November 22 on Saakashvili’s suit appealing the President Poroshenko’s decree depriving him of his citizenship.

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