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Poroshenko praised the border guards after Saakashvili’s “breakthrough”


Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko commented on the “breakthrough” into the territory of Ukraine of ex-governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili. Poroshenko praised the border guards after Saakashvili’s “breakthrough”.

According to the President, “in this case, a crime was committed and it is now up to law enforcement agencies”. “This incident absolutely does not require political comment. We will only comment on it in the legal field,” Poroshenko said, adding that at the border, “the border guards did the right thing, they did not use weapons in spite of they had full legal authority to use.”

Deprived of Ukrainian citizenship, Saakashvili, with the support of followers, broke through the cordons of border guards and law enforcers at the checkpoint “Shegini”, on September 10, and got to the territory of Ukraine from Poland. A case has been opened about the illegal crossing of the border. After the breakthrough, the former president of Georgia came to Lviv, where he ate dinner in a restaurant with a local mayor.

In turn, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that Saakashvili must appear in the migration service, informs the NSC.

Saida Safikhanova

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