Maggie Kikaleyshvili. The former head of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili, who received Ukrainian citizenship and was appointed Governor of Odessa region of Ukraine, believes that the loss of Georgian citizenship will not prevent it in the future to return home.
on the first day weekend the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has granted Ukrainian Saakashvili citizenship, and signed the order on its appointment of the Odessa Governor and showed the officials in Odessa.
legally Georgia in the case of obtaining the citizenship of another country citizen automatically loses Georgian, however, the entry into force of this provision the necessary legal and technical procedures. At Georgia permits dual citizenship, this ought to sign up to the President.
"If the head of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili - ed.) decided to deprive me of my citizenship of the country, I am confident, because it will not be a decisive factor, because by the time I decide to go back to Georgia, but this will occur much Earlier, than imagine the people he will take the decision to cancel my citizenship deprivation and stopping criminal cases about me," Saakashvili said in the broadcasting company.
He added that according to Ukrainian law, He is entitled to two years to retain their Georgian citizenship.
at the same time the head of the parliamentary Department for human rights, the people's Deputy of Georgia Eka Beselia said that the citizenship of another country will not prevent the Prosecutor's office of Georgia to provide appropriate legal procedures regarding Saakashvili.
earlier on Sunday, the head of the Ministry of justice of Georgia tea tsulukiani said that the legal chances to extradite Saakashvili in Georgia after the adoption of the citizenship of Ukraine, in practice, not left, because Ukraine does not extradite its Citizens. She later said that " the issue of extradition of Saakashvili will be on the agenda as long as long as He doesn't respond before the legislative act ".
Saakashvili took part in Ukrainian " Euromaidan ", which led to the change of power in Ukraine in February 2014, he actively support the new course of Kiev. In February of the current year was declared that Poroshenko has signed the order about appointment of Saakashvili your freelance assistant, as well as a decree appointing him Chairman of the Advisory international Council of reforms Under the President of Ukraine.
Georgia Saakashvili left after the inauguration of the new President Giorgi Margvelashvili in November 2013. The chief Prosecutor's office of Georgia in absentia charged him in several criminal cases, as well as among them of embezzlement of about $ 5 million of state funds for personal needs. Later Saakashvili was declared wanted in Georgia. He had previously stated that he wants to return to power together with its own team on the results of the elections of 2016.