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Mikheil Saakashvili declared that does not aspire to become President of Ukraine

Radio Liberty 12.12.2017 at 18:38

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The leader of the party "movement new forces," Mikhail Saakashvili said he did not intend to become President of Ukraine. In an interview, "Present", he stressed that the President should be an ethnic Ukrainian. Saakashvili said that because "ethnicity in Ukraine is a relative concept", it needs to be, at least the person who "was born in Ukraine and lived all his life in Ukraine." After Ukraine returns Saakashvili citizenship, he intends to engage in political activities. On 11 December the Pechersky court of Kiev refused to apply in respect of Mikheil Saakashvili, the measure of restraint – house arrest. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko said that the Prosecutor's office will appeal the court's decision. The Ukrainian authorities suspect Saakashvili "to facilitate members of the criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activity". The attorney General Lutsenko said that the politician allegedly received half a million dollars from hiding in Russia of Ukrainian businessman Sergei Kurchenko to Finance its activities. Kurchenko said he was not familiar with Saakashvili. Himself disgraced politician of all charges in his address denies.