Saakashvili plans to meet activists in Chernivtsi this evening


Leader of Rukh Novykh Syl party Mikheil Saakashvili intends to arrive in Chernivtsi on Sept. 13 to meet his supporters.

This was announced by Rukh Novykh Syl coordinator for Bukovyna region Roman Vanzuriak, Censor.NET reports.

"Changes in Ukraine start from Chernivtsi. I invite Bukovynians to come and see Mikheil Saakashvili on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. on central city square," he wrote.

Earlier, media reported Saakashvili checked out of his hotel in Lviv in early hours of Sept. 13.

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As reported, Saakashvili decided to enter Ukraine on Sept. 10 by train to avoid turmoil at Krakovets border crossing point. Intercity train from Przemysl to Kyiv was supposed to leave at 1:07 p.m. yesterday but was delayed for several hours. Some sources reported the train was delayed by law enforcers, but police soon disproved the reports. In its turn, Ukraine's major railway carrier Ukrzaliznytsia explained the delay in schedule by presence of a person on board who had no grounds to enter Ukraine.

Saakashvili subsequently arrived at Shehyni border crossing point where his supporters breached across the Ukrainian border and brought the politician and his delegation onto territory of Ukraine.

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On July 26, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree that deprived former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of Rukh Novykh Syl party, of his Ukrainian citizenship.

On Sept. 5, Deputy Justice Minister for European Integration Serhii Petukhov announced that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine received a request from the Georgian Prosecutor General's Office to arrest and extradite former Georgian President, ex-head of the Odesa regional state administration Mikheil Saakashvili.Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n455082