Mikheil Saakashvili, the former governor of the Ukraine’s Odessa Region, organized a movement in Ukraine to overthrow the authorities; the prosecutor's office has proofs of it and therefore the decision to release him will be appealed, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko said, reports Ukrainskaya Pravda.
According to him, the prosecutor's office is already preparing an appeal. "I do not agree with the decision of the judge regarding the preventive measure against Mr. Saakashvili. I cannot imagine any country where an apatride, without citizenship, breaks the border by force. At the same time, his escorts beat Ukrainian servicemen,” the Prosecutor General said.
He noted that the court was provided with evidence that Saakashvili’s people received money from a businessman to organize a "movement for a coup." "I will refrain from emotions and we will appeal the court decision. We are ready to attract foreign experts from the FBI or Scotland Yard so that they, together with our experts, check the authenticity of the tapes," added Lutsenko.
EADaily recalls that the Pechersky District Court of Kiev released Mikheil Saakashvili. The decision was announced by the judge Larisa Tsokol, who dismissed all accusation of the prosecutor's office. The decision may be appealed to the Court of Appeal within 5 days from the date of the proclamation.
In the courtroom, one of the prosecutors said that the special services of the Russian Federation might try to liquidate the ex-president of Georgia. The prosecutors asked for Mr. Saakashvili to be put under two months of round-the-clock house arrest.