Ukraine’s Supreme Court says Saakashvili's expulsion from Ukraine was not unlawful

Ukraine's Supreme Court has declared legal the expulsion of former Head of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili from Ukraine to Poland on February 12, 2018, Ukrainian media is reporting citing the court's press service.

"The Supreme Court has rejected a cassation complaint from Mikheil Saakashvili in the case on his claim against the administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, the State Migration Service of Ukraine, the Interior Ministry of Ukraine regarding the invalidation and annulment of the decision and the action on readmission of the plaintiff to the Republic of Poland," the report reads.

Thus, the Supreme Court upheld the rulings of court of previous instances dismissing Saakashvili's claims.

Saakashvili acquired Ukrainian citizenship in 2015. He was appointed chairman of Odesa Regional State Administration. Saakashvili tendered his resignation in the autumn of 2016, and on July 26, 2017, President Petro Poroshenko stripped him of Ukrainian citizenship.

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