Breakthrough Saakashvili in Ukraine: in qualifying incident, added disorderly conduct – police

Within investigation of criminal proceedings on the fact of events at the control checkpoint “shehyni” in the Ukrainian-Polish border, the investigators added a legal qualification in another article of the Criminal code of Ukraine, part 3 of article 296 (hooliganism). About it reported in Department of communications of the police in Lviv region

It is reported that the pretrial investigation on the basis of police of the Lviv region created by the joint investigation team.

Police are now interviewing witnesses and participants of events 10 September on the customs transition “shehyni” in Lviv region.

Among these citizens – residents of several regions of the country, in particular: Transcarpathian, Kherson, Poltava and other areas.

“One of the residents of Kherson region investigators invited to give explanations on the fact of his participation in a mass event at the checkpoint “shehyni”. The man refused to give explanations on the basis of article 63 of the Constitution of Ukraine. Therefore, investigators handed over the summons to call him the next day”, – noted in Department.

According to the Criminal code of Ukraine, the actions provided by part 3 of article 296 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine “Hooliganism”, is punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term from 2 to 5 years.


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Recall, the investigators qualify the events at the checkpoint “shehyni” August 10 on the grounds of criminal crimes under four articles of the Criminal code of Ukraine:

  • part 1 of article 332 criminal code of Ukraine – illegal trafficking of persons across the state border of Ukraine
  • part 2 of article 342 UK of Ukraine – resistance to representative of authority, law enforcement bodies, state Executive member of public formation on protection of a public order and state border or a serviceman, the authorized person of Fund of guaranteeing deposits of individuals
  • part 4 of article 345 of UK of Ukraine – threat or violence concerning the employee of law enforcement body
  • article 293 of the criminal code of Ukraine – the group violation of public order.

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.

According to the latest data, during the events at “shehyni” suffered 22 security officers: 13 officers and nine guards. 14 people (four representatives of the media and ten foreign citizens) of those who illegally crossed the border in PP “shehyni” in the incident, has already received a received a Protocol about the offense. Saakashvili also signed a Protocol on illegal border crossing, but with the objection.

As stated on 11 September, the lawyer Saakashvili Markiyan Halabala, he applied to the State migration service of Ukraine the statement for recognition of his client “a person who needs additional protection“.

“Mikheil Saakashvili may be subject to prosecution by the Georgian authorities,” – said Halabala.

“Currently, the Main Prosecutor’s office of Georgia is Mikheil Saakashvili four criminal cases, which completed the investigation and there is a trial. All these things are now being considered by the Tbilisi city court,” – said the Prosecutor of the prosecutors office of Georgia Natia Songulashvili.

The Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine believe that Saakashvili is currently on the territory of Ukraine illegally, but for his arrest is not sufficient grounds.

We will remind, in 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“.