Photo: Ivan Kovalenko / “Kommersant”
The former Governor of the Odesa region and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has returned to Ukraine. Reports about it “Strenia”.
The plane with the Georgian politician landed in the Kiev airport “Borispol” at 17:15 local time (coincides with Moscow). Saakashvili met hundreds of supporters with flags and a loaf, and sang for him a hymn of Ukraine. Also, the Parking lot is a SUV with Ukrainian and Georgian flags and picture of President Vladimir Zelensky.
Yesterday, may 28, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky returned Saakashvili Ukrainian citizenship. The border guard service stated that the grounds for non-admission policy in the country. The ex-President of Georgia called the decision brave.
Saakashvili was Georgian leader 2004-2013 period. In may 2015, the then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko I appointed him the Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration. This position, Saakashvili held a year and a half. In the summer of 2017, Poroshenko has deprived the former Governor, who had already moved to the opposition, Ukrainian citizenship. In February 2018, the Ukrainian intelligence services detained Saakashvili, was expelled from the country and banned until 2021.
Video, photo All from Russia.