Press-service of the Odessa regional state administration on the last working day of the week circulated a letter about the fact that Interpol as if he had reached the conclusion about the illegality of any prosecution of ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili.
"in response to measures taken by the government in Tbilisi, the governing body of Interpol in Lyon have reached the conclusion that any prosecution of ex-President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili is invalid because it is contrary to the Charter of Interpol, which indicates the presence of signs of political persecution ", – reported in the report on the Internet office of the Odessa regional state administration. It is argued that similar decisions in the past were passed by the European Parliament, the Council of Europe and other international organizations. At the end of may the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko gave the former President of Georgia Ukrainian citizenship and legally said of his appointment Odessa Governor. In the Parliament of Georgia has called the appointment of Saakashvili Governor of Odessa region by a mistake of the Ukrainian authorities. In Georgia, Saakashvili declared wanted. The accusations against him in several criminal cases, as well as among them of embezzlement 5 million dollars of public funds for personal needs. In February, the Chief Prosecutor's office of Georgia appealed to the Ukrainian colleagues with the request for extradition of Saakashvili, but was refused.