As reported by Censor.NET, a deportee's lawyer Pavlo Bohomazov told Hromadske Radio on Nov. 19.
"My client (Tamaz Shavshishvili - Ed.) is definitely in the city of Poti now. As far as I understand, the other four persons that we know about are also with him, but they still undergo certain procedures there. That is, they are still on board a ferryboat. Tamaz called his wife in Ukraine, said that he had already retrieved his phone and promised to tell more details later," Bogomazov said.
The lawyer said he had no information on the health of Tamaz Shavshishvili, Zurab Tsintsadze, Mamuka Abashidze and Vano Nadiradze.
Veteran of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), People's Hero of Ukraine awardee Vano Nadiradze was detained in Kyiv on Nov. 17. Nadiradze already evaded one attempt to deport him in June 2017 thanks to public outcry and rallies in his support.
Unaffiliated MP Yurii Derevianko earlier said the ATO volunteer and three other Georgian nationals were brought to Kyiv airport and faced deportation from Ukraine.
The SBU said that eight foreign citizens were deported from Ukraine to Georgia. According to Derevianko four of them were ATO volunteer soldier Nadiradze, cameraman Tamaz Shavshishvili, National Guard instructor Mamuka Abashidze and Zurab Tsintsadze - a former body guard of Georgia's ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili.
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