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 Saakashvili: "My passport is in Poroshenko's office"

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Mikheil Saakashvili, the former chairman of the Odesa regional state administration and the leader of the political party Rukh Novykh Syl (Movement of New Forces), says his Ukrainian passport is in the office of President Petro Poroshenko.

The statement came as border guards were trying to serve him a protocol of administrative offence in Lviv, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrainski Novyny.

"I officially declare that the passport they stole yesterday, according to the information from reliable sources, is now in the office of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko," Saakashvili said.

Read more: When people brought me in their arms to Ukraine, I left my passport on the bus. Police came, searched it, and stole my document, - Saakashvili

"The passport was delivered to him in the morning after we returned to Ukraine. I have no other documents left," he added.

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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