The return of Saakashvili to Ukraine: there the reaction of the US state Department

Deputy assistant Secretary of state Bridget Brinks believes that the issue of the possible extradition of the former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili only concerns two countries – Ukraine and Georgia.

“As former President Mikheil Saakashvili and his last entry into Ukraine, there are legal procedures and we are monitoring this process. Appeal of the Georgian government demanding the extradition of Saakashvili only concerns two countries – Ukraine and Georgia”, – told journalists on Monday the Brinks.

Before she arrived in Georgia and held meetings with speaker of the Parliament, deputies, representatives of non-governmental organizations.


  • Reaction of Georgia on the return of Saakashvili to Ukraine

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. Police have opened a criminal case on the fact of breaking the boundaries of Saakashvili 332 under article “Illegal transportation of persons through the state border of Ukraine”. Article provides imprisonment for the term from three till seven years.