In “Borispol” Saakashvili was met by his supporters, friends, many of them in embroidered shirts. Among those present is also David Sakvaleridze – the ex-deputy prosecutor general of Ukraine and one of the founders of the party “Rukh new forces of Mikheil Saakashvili”.
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Saakashvili arrived with his assistant, lawyer Vyacheslav Samsonenko and people's deputy Vitaly Kupri.
Almost a year and a half ago, I was captured by the personal guards of the former president (Petro Poroshenko, Channel 24), and they sent me out of the country to Warsaw. Today I returned from Warsaw to the same airport, from where I was expelled due to the fact that I raised my voice against baryzhnoy power, injustice and theft,
– he said.
The politician is convinced that Ukraine will be the most successful in Europe.
The return of Mikheil Saakashvili to Ukraine: online video broadcast
Because of the large number of people who came to see Saakashvili’s arrival at the airport, journalists and supporters were asked to go outside to avoid insane crush.
Saakashvili’s like-minded people with the symbolism of the party “Rukh of the new forces of Mikheil Saakashvili” began to gather at the airport on the eve of his arrival.
Saakashvili supporters in "Borispol"
There were no problems with the border service either, because under no circumstances can Ukrainian citizens be prevented from entering.
A few hours ago, in Warsaw, the Ukrainian consul issued Saakashvili "Identity Card for Return to Ukraine" with which he flew to Kiev. Already in the capital, the politician will receive a passport of Ukraine.
Saakashvili's certificate of return to Ukraine
How did Saakashvili regain citizenship and what will he do in Ukraine
On May 28, Zelensky amended the decree, which in 2017 was signed by the fifth Ukrainian guarantor, Petro Poroshenko. According to these changes, the former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration, Mikhail Saakashvali, returned Ukrainian citizenship.
Saakashvili reacted emotionally to this news and promised to support Zelensky in every way. The politician also added that in Ukraine and in general everywhere he plans to fight corruption, injustice and oligarchs in the future.
However, he cannot participate in the early parliamentary elections in July 2019, since he has not lived in Ukraine for the past 5 years.
Saakashvili himself was the leader of the party "The Movement of New Forces of Mikhail Saakashvili". On May 28, he said that the former Ukrainian government, in particular Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko, allegedly deprived him of his own political force. In particular, the party was re-registered to a man named Mikhail Saakashvili.
What connects Saakashvili with Ukraine
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Why Saakashvili was not allowed into the territory of Ukraine?
In July 2017, the former head of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili, was deprived of his Ukrainian citizenship. This happened when the politician was in Poland. After that, he illegally crossed the border and returned to Ukraine. The media called him such a step "the breakthrough of Saakashvili."
February 12, 2018 Saakashvili was detained in Kiev. After that, he was deported by a charter plane to Warsaw, from where the politician illegally arrived in Ukraine. Subsequently, he was banned from entering the territory of Ukraine for a period of three years – until February 13, 2021.
In 2018, Saakashvili received an identity card in the Netherlands, which gives the right to reside in the EU. Thanks to him, he moves around the world. He will also use this to return to Ukraine.