The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland on Monday summoned the Ambassador of Ukraine because of the situation with Mykhailo Saakashvili, RFERL reported. Polish MEP Jacek Jacek Saryusz-Wolski told the radio that Ukrainian ambassador was summoned for explanations. In his opinion, the Ukrainian authorities have no legal grounds to ban Saakashvili's from entering Ukraine.
"We believe that it would be contrary to all European standards, which Ukraine undertook to comply with in accordance with the EU Association Agreement," Jacek Saryusz-Wolski said.
The MEP condemned the actions of the Ukrainian authorities as uncivilized and promised to raise the issue at the next meeting of the European Parliament. He noted that the case of Saakashvili is closely monitored by the Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski, Interior Minister Mariusz Błaszczak and Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk.
In the meantime, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa denied on Twitter that the Ambassador of Ukraine was summoned. Later in the day, Ambassador Deshchitsa said he has not been summoned to the Polish Foreign Ministry over the incident with Saakashvili.
"The Polish Foreign Ministry did not invite me. We were in contact with the Polish authorities to help some citizens of Ukraine who unable to [depart for Ukraine] from Przemysl," Deshchitsa wrote and added that he takes part in the meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Monday.