Breakthrough Saakashvili in Ukraine: committed a crime against the constitutional principle – Poroshenko

The incident on the Polish-Ukrainian border with the participation of deprived of Ukrainian citizenship to ex-President of Georgia, former head of the Odessa regional state administration, Mikheil Saakashvili is a crime, because it violated the constitutional principle of inviolability of state borders, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

“The crime was committed. Because there is the constitutional principle of the inviolability of the state border. It is a matter of national security of the state”, – said the President.


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“I don’t care who violates the state border of the militants in the East or the politicians in the West. Should be a very clear legal responsibility”, – said Poroshenko.

As you know, September 10, at about 20:00 Saakashvili still managed to break into the territory of Ukraine, using the help of several hundred activists. The crowd, whose ranks were including people’s deputies of Ukraine, broke through the ranks of guards at the checkpoint “shehyni” and had a policy in Ukraine.

In the course of events at “shehyni” injured 16 security officials. The police have already made information on the fact of breaking the boundaries of Saakashvili in the Unified register of pre-judicial investigations under article 332 “Illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine”. Article provides imprisonment for the term from three to seven years, if these actions committed on preliminary arrangement by group of persons.

Recall. at the beginning of September , Ukraine received a request from Georgia for the arrest and extradition of Saakashvili. The Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine said: given the fact that criminal cases, in respect of which extradition is requested Saakashvili, pending before the Tbilisi city court, according to article 574 of the criminal procedure code of Ukraine “the request of the competent authorities of Georgia will be considered by the Ministry of justice of Ukraine“.