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 Five MPs and former SBU head crossed Ukraine's border illegally together with Saakashvili, - MP Herashchenko

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Five members of Ukrainian parliament and former head of Security Service of Ukraine illegally crossed the state border of Ukraine together with leader of Rukh Novykh Syl party, former Odesa governor and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili on Sept. 10.

People's Front MP, Interior Minister Adviser Anton Herashchenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"The list of Ukraine MPs who illegally crossed the border of Ukraine together with Saakashvili the provocator: Yuliia Tymoshenko, Serhii Vlasenko, Yurii Derevianko, Pavlo Kostenko, Dmytro Dobrodomov," Herashchenko wrote.

Former SBU Chief Valentyn Nalyvaichenko also crossed the border illegally yesterday, Herashchenko said.

Read more: All border breach participants should show up in police office, Saakashvili - in Migration Service, - Interior Minister Avakov

"The parliamentary immunity does not cover a purely criminal offence - illegal transfer of people across the state border of Ukraine.

"Other persons who crossed the border of Ukraine illegally are being identified by the investigation and will be brought to accountability in accordance with the Law," the MP summed up.

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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