Saakashvili: I will seek legal right to return to Ukraine
The politician said that now he is "forced to obtain refugee status."
The former head of the Odessa Regional State Administration and Georgian ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili stated that he intends to seek a legal right to return to Ukraine.
In a Facebook posting the politician said on 26 July that he felt himself to be a "simple Ukrainian," whose rights were violated. He said that he has been living in Ukraine "for over 13 years" and has "only one citizenship – Ukrainian".
Saakashvili said he is "forced to obtain refugee status," but will not take such a step. Saakashvili promised to "return to Ukraine," but did not indicate his current whereabouts.
President Petro Poroshenko has terminated Saakashvili's Ukrainian citizenship, Interfax-Ukraine reported with a reference to an informed source.
There is no official confirmation of this information yet.