Saakashvili Detention at the Border: Investigation of Two Former State Police Officers Completed
Investigators from the State Security Bureau, under the procedural direction of prosecutors from the Attorney General’s Office, have completed a preliminary investigation against two former state border service officials into the abuse of power or official authority by a law enforcement officer (part 2 of article 365 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
This was reported by the GDB press service.
“According to the investigation, in 2018 former officials were involved in the organization and implementation of the illegal detention of Mr. Saakashvili during his readmission to the Republic of Poland,” said the press release.
As regards officials of the state authorities involved in the commission of the specified criminal offense, the preliminary investigation continues.
If proven guilty, the suspect faces a prison sentence of 3 to 8 years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for up to 3 years, added the office.
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As noted, the former President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, acquired Ukrainian nationality in 2015. He was then appointed to the post of President of the Odessa Regional State Administration. In the fall of 2016, he resigned and, on July 26, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko deprived Saakashvili of Ukrainian nationality.
September 10, 2017 Saakashvili broke into Ukraine from the territory of Poland, without passing border control on the Ukrainian side. On February 12, 2018, he was deported to Poland.
On May 28, 2019, President Vladimir Zelensky restored Saakashvili to Ukrainian nationality by amending Poroshenko’s decree. On November 20, 2019, the Supreme Court recognized the legal readmission of Saakashvili from Ukraine to Poland.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru