Ukraine offers the Georgian ambassador to leave the country within 48 hours for consultations in Tbilisi. President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote about this on Twitter.
Zelensky writes that he instructed the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry to call the Georgian ambassador to Ukraine and express a “strong protest”, as well as ask him to leave the country within 48 hours for consultations with Tbilisi, SOVA reports.
“Today, I instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to call the Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine, express my strong protest and ask him to leave Ukraine within 48 hours for consultations with his capital.
Once again I call on the Georgian authorities to hand over Ukrainian citizen Mikheil Saakashvili to Ukraine for the necessary treatment and care. And I urge our partners to deal with this situation, not to ignore it and save this person. No government in Europe has the right to execute people, life is a basic European value,” the Ukrainian leader writes.
Kiev’s move was prompted by shocking footage of the physical condition of Georgia’s third president, who spoke remotely at a court hearing in the case of the dispersal of the protest on November 7, 2007.
The footage of the physical condition of the ex-president of Georgia shocked the European parliamentarians. The head of Zelensky’s office, Andriy Yermak, as well as adviser to the office of the President of Ukraine, Mikhail Podolyak, expressed their support to Saakashvili.
Recall that the third president of Georgia was convicted in absentia in the case of beating deputy Valery Gelashvili and the murder of bank employee Sandro Girgvliani. The sentence to 6 years in prison was issued by three courts, they are final and not subject to appeal.
At the same time, Saakashvili is a defendant in several more criminal cases. In particular, he is involved in the case of the embezzlement of 9.2 million lari, the dispersal of the protest action on November 7, 2007, the raid on the Imedi TV company and the confiscation of the property of the late millionaire, the owner of Imedi, Badri Patarkatsishvili.
Source : ekhokavkaza