Saakashvili No Longer a Citizen of Georgia

According to Ukrainian MP, Sergey Leschenko, the ex-president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili has successfully received the country’s citizenship. “Former Georgian President Saakashvili successfully received Ukrainian citizenship on Friday. Misha, we now want a new Batumi,” announced Leschenko on Twitter.

According to the law, this means that Mikheil Saakashvili is no longer a Georgian citizen and the aforementioned news has become the most-talked about topic of recent days. Although the Former President of Georgia still has a chance to obtain dual-citizenship, recent comments made by government officials makes the possibility seem very unlikely to happen.

Chairwoman of the Fair Elections Organization, Nino Lomjaria, spoke out about the matter yesterday, declaring that if Saakashvili loses Georgian citizenship, he will be completely excluded from any political activities in the country.

President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili expressed “his negative attitude towards the fact,” calling Saakashvili’s decision unworthy. While the Georgian Minister of Defense, Tina Khidasheli said that Georgian citizenship means nothing for the Ex-President.

The Georgian Minister of Justice, Tea Tsulukiani stated that Saakashvili’s extradition is no longer possible and that he and his team have failed to lead in Kiev.
“I returned from Kiev 24 hours ago. I saw that Saakashvili’s team has failed to succeed there. Reforms are on hold. The Ukrainian people and the media have serious questions about these so called experts. He was sent away from Kiev because he was unable to carry out reforms. I have no doubt that he will not do any better in Odessa. It's a message of warning for the Ukrainian people and media,” said Tsulukiani.


Read a more detailed analysis in this Friday’s issue of Georgia Today.

01 June 2015 19:46