He announced on Sept. 17 during a meeting in Vinnytsia, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.
"I've decided to go on tours in all regions of Ukraine, to communicate with people. We will travel and gather the feedback…On October 17, we'll meet in Kyiv very peacefully. Although I'm an old revolutionary, but I have no desire to stage another revolution," Saakashvili said in Vinnytsia on September 17, vinnitsa.info reported.
During his speech, he criticized the Ukrainian authorities, recalled the events of the Revolution of Dignity (November 2013-February 2014), mentioned his recent return to Ukraine and crossing the border on September 10.
Vinnytsia residents reacted to Saakashvili with both support and defiance.
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.
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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