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 "A crime has been committed. I don't care who violates the border - militants in the east or politicos in the west. Strict legal responsibility is required," - Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has called on the law enforcement agencies to give acute legal assessment for yesterday's event in Shehyni border crossing point with participation of Mikheil Saakashvili and a number of MPs.

As reported by Censor.NET, Poroshenko said the situation with Saakashvili's citizenship should be solved in Ukrainian or European courts, and said he deprived former Odesa governor of his citizenship on legal grounds.

Saakashvili didn't even try to fight his decision in court, although he had enough time for that, the president said.

"A crime has been committed. I don't care who violates the border - militants in the east or politicos in the west. Strict legal responsibility is required," Poroshenko said.

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

As reported, 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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