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 Only two Saakashvili supporters detained, - Interior Ministry

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Statements of mass detentions of activists supporting former Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili are unfounded.

Head of communications department of the Interior Ministry Artem Shevchenko told Censor.NET.

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Shevchenko called the statements by Mikheil Saakashvili and Davit Sakvarelidze about mass detentions of Saakashvili supporters in the Cherkasy and Ivano-Frankivsk regions "unfounded" as none of them provided proofs.

"They are not mass. Two persons have been sent to a police precinct for investigative activities. The National Police will report of their procedural status later," Shevchenko said.

Interior Ministry's communications department is not aware of any detentions of U.S. documentary makers, also announced by Saakashvili.

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Shevchenko said Saakashvili's aides are currently preventing State Border Service from serving a protocol of administrative offence to Saakashvili in the Lviv hotel the politician is staying in.

He said more details are to follow.

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.

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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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