Tbilisi, DFWatch – Investigators of Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine and masked and armed members of Security Service (SBU) conducted searches in the office and premises of Odessa Regional Governor, Mikheil Saakashvili’s adviser on Thursday.

Saakashvili rushed to the scene and had a brief hassle with SBU members.

The search was conducted on criminal proceeding on the alleged illegal VAT refunds by Georgian Consulate in Odessa in 2012-2013.

The office of Teimuraz Nishnianidze, Saakashvili’s advisor, is inside the Odessa Governor Administration building.

“The results of the searches is seizure of documentation that indicates the probable commission of illegal financial transactions,” the Prosecutor General’s Office states on its official website.