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 Five Saakashvili supporters detained over border breach, - Interior Ministry

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On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the police have detained five active participants in breaching the Shehyni border crossing.

Censor.NET reports the Interior Ministry press service.

The detainees are charged with committing criminal offenses under several articles of the Criminal Code, in particular group violation of public order.

the police have also identified six possible organizers of the violation of public order near the state border, as well as 32 active participants in those events. More than 100 people have been interviewed as witnesses. Several people's deputies have been summoned for investigative actions.

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

As reported, investigators have qualified the events at the Shehyni border crossing under the following four articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine: part 1, article 332 (illegal transfer of people across the state border of Ukraine), part 2, article 342 (resistance to authorities, police, state executor, a member of public formation for the protection of public order and border, or military personnel, authorized person of the Deposit Guarantee Fund of persons), part 4, article 345 (threat or violence against a law enforcement officer) and article 293 (group violation of public order).

Read more: Only two Saakashvili supporters detained, - Interior Ministry

The State Border Guard Service has issued 15 administrative protocols under article 204-1 (illegal crossing or attempt of illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine) of Ukraine's Administrative Offenses Code. The charged persons include four journalists and 10 foreign citizens.

The press service also reminded that about 13 policemen and nine border guards had received bodily injuries of varying severity as a result of the September 10 events at the Shehyni border checkpoint

Read more: Saakashvili: "I am going to travel to all regions of Ukraine"

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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