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Border service denies holding Saakashvili's son

He was made to wait for a meeting person.

Border service denies holding Saakashvili's son
Mikheil Saakashvili
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The son of former Georgian president and leader of the Ukrainian party Movement of New Forces, Mikheil Saakashvili, faced no obstacles upon arrival in Ukraine via Boryspil airport, Interfax-Ukraine has quoted Oleh Slobodyan, an aide to the State Border Service chief, as saying.

"We did not apply any restrictions to him. We kept the 11-year-old child, who arrived from Tbilisi and there was no-one to meet him, until a meeting person came," Slobodyan told the agency on 10 November.

Once Mikheil Saakashvili arrived at the airport, the son was handed over to him.

Earlier, Saakashvili said his son and people who accompanied him were detained in Boryspil airport for no reason.