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 69 protocols filed against participants of Shehyni turmoil, - Border Service

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To date, protocols have been filed against 69 individuals who illegally crossed the state border at Shehyni checkpoint on the Ukrainian-Polish border on Sunday night.

Aide to head of the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodian told Interfax-Ukraine, Censor.NET reports.

"As of today, we have protocols against 69 persons. Those are the ones who have been identified," he said in a commentary on Thursday.

Slobodian reminded that 14 participants of the events on Sunday, mostly the press, returned to the checkpoint where they signed the protocols. A protocol against leader of Rukh Novykh Syl, former head of the Odesa regional administration Mikheil Saakashvili, who was behind the turmoil, was read out to him.

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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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