Zelenskiy vows to interact in returning Saakashvili again to Ukraine

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KYIV, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on Sunday he’ll personally interact in returning Georgia’s former president Mikheil Saakashvili again to Ukraine from a jail in Georgia as he holds a Ukrainian passport.

Saakashvili was arrested in Georgia on Friday after the opposition politician returned to the nation regardless of going through imprisonment and known as for post-election avenue protests this weekend. learn extra

“As the president of Ukraine, I am constantly engaged in returning Ukraine citizens (back to the country) with various capabilities that I have,” Zelenskiy stated.

“Mister Saakashvili is a Ukrainian citizen, so that applies to him as well,” Zelenskiy stated.

Ukraine’s overseas ministry, its authorities and embassy in Georgia will all be concerned in coping with Saakashvili’s case, Zelenskiy added.

Saakashvili, who had been dwelling in Ukraine and was sentenced in absentia in Georgia in 2018, stated he would fly house for Saturday’s native elections with the intention to assist “save the country”.

Georgia’s ruling social gathering has taken a commanding lead over the opposition United National Movement based by Saakashvili in municipal elections which have taken on nationwide significance amid a protracted political disaster. learn extra

Georgia’s present president, Salome Zourabichvili, stated she wouldn’t pardon him and accused him of intentionally making an attempt to destabilise the nation.

Saakashvili’s lawyer denounced his arrest as a “political detention”. In a letter printed on Saturday by his lawyer, Saakashvili blamed his arrest on false verdicts imposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, his long-time foe.

Reporting by Ilya Zhegulev, Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 22, 2021.  REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Pool