Poland’s border guards service confirms that Saakashvili was admitted to Polish territory
Poland’s border guards said in a communique on the agency’s web site that Mikheil Saakashvili was admitted to Polish territory on a request from Ukrainian immigration authorities.
“He was admitted to Poland as the spouse of a European Union citizen”, – the statement issued by the Polish border service reads.
Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s former president and ex-governor of Odessa region was expelled to Poland, a spokesman for Ukraine’s border service Oleh Slobodyan said on Monday. “This person was on Ukrainian territory illegally and therefore, in compliance with all legal procedures, he was returned to the country from where he arrived,” – spokesman said.
According to Ukrainian media, Saakashvili was put on a charter flight and flew off to Poland at 16:00 local time.
As local media notes this was not a deportation but a readmission. That is, the return of an illegal immigrant to the country from where they illegally arrived in Ukraine.
The unidentified armed persons detained Mikheil Saakashvili at the restaurant “Suluguni” in Kiev earlier this afternoon. The video footage reflecting the detention of Mikheil Saakashvili was released in social network.