Saakashvili citizenship issue

Saakashvili confirms pledge to enter Ukraine on September 10

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mikheil Saakashvili made the pledge during a webcast from the Polish capital in mid August 2017. (Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has repeated a pledge made three weeks ago to return to Ukraine on September 10, despite the risk of being detained and extradited to Georgia where he may face criminal charges and possible imprisonment. […]

Saakashvili announces plan to return to Ukraine via Poland

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian-born former governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili announced Wednesday the time and date of his return to Ukraine despite being stripped of that country’s citizenship. Saakashvili, who recently launched […]

Georgia revokes Saakashvili’s citizenship

By | December 4th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–The current president of Georgia on Friday revoked the citizenship of his predecessor, Mikheil Saakashvili, who is now governor of Odessa in Ukraine. Georgian legislation doesn’t allow dual citizenship. Since Saakashvili became a citizen of Ukraine […]

Georgia not in a hurry to cancel Saakashvili’s citizenship

By | August 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mikheil Saakashvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia is not rushing to suspend the citizenship of its ex-president, Mikheil Saakashvili. The justice ministry is awaiting an official notice from Ukraine. The former president, who is now governor of Odessa, received Ukrainian citizenship a few months […]

Saakashvili gives up his Georgian citizenship

By | July 21st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili is giving up his native citizenship, according to Ukrainian media. According to Ukrainian Pravda, Saakashvili is ‘in the process’ of rejecting his Georgian citizenship. He was given Ukrainian […]

‘We’ll cancel Saakashvili’s citizenship when we want’

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian government is not in a hurry to go through with the formal procedures that will strip ex-President Mikheil Saakashvilli of his native citizenship after being appointed governor of Odessa and acquiring Ukrainian citizenship. “Let this issue hang over his head like […]

Saakashvili plans to switch back to Georgian citizenship later

By | June 1st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Imedi TV.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former President Mikheil Saakashvili says he doesn’t need Georgian citizenship in order to make a comeback in his home country. Former President Eduard Shevardnadze didn’t have citizenship when he came to power in 1993; neither did Bidzina Ivanishvili in 2012, he pointed out. […]

Saakashvili loses Georgian citizenship to become Odessa governor

By | May 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has given up his citizenship of his own country in order to assume the post as governor of Odessa in Ukraine. The former president was appointed head of a reform council in Ukraine earlier this year. […]