Saakashvili plans to return to Ukraine on April 1. Border guards say he has no grounds for it

Mikheil Saakashvili said that he plans to return to Ukraine in the nearest future.

Censor.NET reports referring to the BBC.Ukraine. Saakashvili said it in the interview for Gordon.ua.

"I have an e-ticket dated 1 April, 2019. From Warsaw I'm going to Kyiv, at 14:05 I plan to land in Borispol airport. I bought this ticket because I am sure that Poroshenko will not go forward to a second round of voting. And I am sure that after this border guards allow me to enter the country," Saakashvili said.

April 1 is the next day after the first round of the presidential election, which will be held on March 31.

Dmytro Hordon said that the conversation with Saakashvili was recorded on the night of 5 to 6 March.

State Border Guard Service of Ukraine stated that they are not going to allow Saakashvili to enter to Ukraine neither now nor on April 1.

"This person is not a citizen of Ukraine and there are no grounds for his entry into Ukraine until 2021," Oleh Slobodian, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine spokesman said to BBC News Ukraine.

Last year Saakashvili was expelled from Ukraine and banned from entering for the next few years.

Now the ex-president of Georgia lives in the Netherlands. He states that he has the right to live and work there.

He continently stated that he plans to return to Ukraine.

July 26, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko issued a decree to deprive Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship. At that time Saakashvili was in the USA.

September 10, 2017, Saakashvili managed to break through the Ukrainian border from Poland.

September 22, 2017 Mostyskyi court of the Lviv region found Saakashvili guilty of illegal crossing of the border of Ukraine from Poland.

January 2018, Kyiv Regional Administrative Court has denied to recognize his refugee status.

February 12, 2018, he was deported to Poland.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3116263