Ukrainian political parties demand return of Mikheil Saakashvili to Ukraine
16 February, 2018
Ukrainian political parties demand the return of former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili to Ukraine. The relevant statement has been published by Saakashvili's party New Forces on Facebook.

The statement is joined by: Democratic Alliance, Civil Position, Public Control, European Party of Ukraine, Batkivishina, Samopomachi, Swaboda and Civil Movement.

According to them, the government has politically persecuted one of the leaders of the opposition, violated human rights and stained the international reputation of Ukraine.

"This crime must be investigated. All
public servants, who violated the law and exceeded their powers, must be brought to justice.

The authorities should ensure Mikheil Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine. He should be allowed to defend his rights and dignity in the Ukrainian courts, as it is envisaged in the Ukrainian legislation and international law norms," reads the statement.

Photo courtesy: Roger Cremers

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