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 Saakashvili met his supporters in Lviv. VIDEO

Leader of Rukh Novykh Syl party, former Odesa governor and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili together with Batkivshchyna Party leader Yuliia Tymoshenko and former SBU Head Valentyn Nalyvaichenko arrived in Lviv late night yesterday, Sept. 10, after Saakashvili had to breach across the state border from Poland to enter Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports.

Read more: Ukraine received Georgia's request for arrest and extradition of Saakashvili, - Justice Ministry

The politicians met Lviv Mayor Andrii Sadovyi at Rynok Square in Lviv downtown.

Saakashvili thanked everyone for support and said he had no more plans except for waiting for his wife and son.



Saakashvili decided to enter Ukraine on Sept. 10 by train to avoid turmoil at Krakovets border crossing point. Intercity train from Przemysl to Kyiv was supposed to leave at 1:07 p.m. yesterday but was delayed for several hours. Some sources reported the train was delayed by law enforcers, but police soon disproved the reports. In its turn, Ukraine's major railway carrier Ukrzaliznytsia explained the delay in schedule by presence of a person on board who had no grounds to enter Ukraine.

Saakashvili subsequently arrived at Shehyni border crossing point where his supporters breached across the Ukrainian border and brought the politician and his delegation onto territory of Ukraine.

Read more: Saakashvili: "I am returning to Ukraine. I will arrive on Sept. 10"

On July 26, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a decree that deprived former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, leader of Rukh Novykh Syl party, of his Ukrainian citizenship.

On Sept. 5, Deputy Justice Minister for European Integration Serhii Petukhov announced that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine received a request from the Georgian Prosecutor General's Office to arrest and extradite former Georgian President, ex-head of the Odesa regional state administration Mikheil Saakashvili.
 
 
 
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