" />
Published On: Mon, Feb 12th, 2018

Ukrainian law enforcement arrests Saakashvili at Kiev restaurant (Video)

nsnbc : Mikhail Saakashvili, the leader of Ukraine’s New Forces Party and ex-president of and fugitive from Georgia, has been arrested by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies while he was dining at a restaurant in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.



Sources close to Saakashvili informed the press that a group of unidentified men in camouflage stormed into the Suluguni restaurant at 10 Muzeiny Lane in Kiev at about 15:00 Kiev time on Monday. Saakashvili’s press attache Daryna Chyzh confirmed he was detained while he was dining.

The arrest was also confirmed by Saakashvili associate David Sakvarelidze in a comment to the TV news service TSN. “Mikheil was detained by special forces personnel, he was taken away in an unknown direction,” he said. According to TSN’s sources in the law enforcement agencies, Saakashvili was detained at the request of the State Migration Service of Ukraine.

Saakashvili is reported to have been detained by people wearing masks and the insignia of the State Border Service. They arrived in three white Volkswagen vans. Georgia has repeatedly asked for the extradition of Saakashvili, and there are disputes over the validity of his Ukrainian passport and Ukraine’s right to extradite him. A short video clip – with pretty foul language, showing the incident – has been posted on Saakashvili’s official Facebook page.

Contains pretty foul language – viewer discretion is advised.

CH/L – nsnbc 12.02.2018

About the Author

- nsnbc international is a daily, international online newspaper, established in 2013. nsnbc international is independent from corporate, state or foundation funding and non-partisan. nsnbc occasionally republishes selected articles from other media. Republication of articles does not imply that we agree with media's editorial policy. nsnbc international is free to read and free to subscribe to. We appreciate and depend on modest donations from our regular readers; such as the equivalent of the price of one print newspaper per month.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>