The Ministry of justice of Georgia is starting the procedure of deprivation of Georgian citizenship of former President Mikheil Saakashvili, who became a citizen of Ukraine. On Friday, October 30, said the head of the Ministry of justice of Georgia tea tsulukiani.
As noted Tsulukiani, the official notification Saakashvili citizenship of Ukraine, the Georgian side received 23 October, NewsGeorgia reports.ge.
«On the basis of this note, which is the official state document of Ukraine, in accordance with the Georgian legislation and in compliance with Georgia taken on any international commitments that today, October 30th we start a business on cessation of citizenship of Mikhail Saakashvili,» – said the head of the Georgian Ministry of justice.
Mikhail Saakashvili, in turn, said that the decision of Tbilisi to start the procedure of deprivation of his Georgian citizenship was made «at the behest of Russia» and intended to prevent him to participate in the next elections.
«It’s all a matter of Bidzina Ivanishvili. Today he said that he’s playing one of the orders of Russia, and thereby blocks the way to the election, why should deprive me of my Georgian citizenship after he forced me to leave the country», – quotes the President RIA «Novosti».
Mikhail Saakashvili left Georgia in November 2013. At home he is accused of abuse of power, the organization of an armed attack on one of the deputies, embezzlement of public funds by several million dollars and wanted. The politician himself calls the accusations «groundless and politicized.»