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Saakashvili does not intend “sit quietly” in Georgian prison

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, November 2
Georgia’s ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, who is now in Ukraine, talked about his possible extradition to Georgia in his interview with TV Company Rustavi 2, saying he is “not going to sit quietly in a Georgian prison.”

Saakashvili, who currently has no citizenship, claims the Ukrainian authorities will not be able to extradite him under legal procedures and the only chance is to "kidnap" him and transfer him to his home country, where he is wanted for four charges.

He underscored that the scenario will accelerate the end of the ruling of both Petro Poroshenko, Ukraine’s President, and Bidzina Ivanishvili, founder of the Georgian Dream coalition, who is described as a real ruler of the country by Saakashvili and the Georgian opposition.

"Although they made some maneuvers - our three boys were kidnapped by the special forces, a completely unprecedented case. They are creating problems, this is their style,” Saakashvili said referring to the body guards who have been extradited from Ukraine to Georgia under rough conditions several days ago.

“It is nonsense that they will extradite me. They are not able to do this either politically or legally,” Saakashvili added.

There are many people in Georgia, especially those supporting the United National Movement party, who hope that Saakashvili will return and change the current state leadership.

However, the other significant part of the population believes that the former president will never come back and in case he does, most likely he will be incarcerated.