Category: Ukraine

13th Aug 2020

Ukraine asks Belarus to extradite 28 arrested Russians

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General confirmed on Wednesday 12 August that his office has requested the extradition of 28 suspected Russian mercenaries detained last month in Belarus on charges of terrorism. It is reported that the request was first made in the course of a telephone conversation between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko […]

12th Feb 2018

Mikheil Saakashvili deported from Ukraine

Mikheil Saakashvili, former president of Georgia, has been deported from Ukraine to Poland. He lost his Georgian citizenship when he became a citizen of Ukraine in 2015, and was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship by Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko in July last year. Ukraine twice turned down extradition requests for Mr Saakashvili from Georgia, but […]

9th Feb 2018

“No legal obstacles” to continuing Saakashvili extradition process, says Ukraine’s Minister of Justice

Ukraine’s Minister of Justice, Pavlo Petrenko, said this week that “there are no legal obstacles” to continuing the extradition procedure concerning former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. Mr Saakashvili was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in 2017, 2 years after former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko granted it and appointed him governor of Odessa Oblast, and Georgia […]

21st Nov 2017

Ukraine will not arrest or extradite ex-Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili

Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko has said that Mikheil Saakashvili, former Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region and former President of Georgia, will not face arrest or extradition after he returned to Ukraine in spite of his Ukrainian citizenship having been revoked.  Saakashvili is wanted in Georgia on allegations of abuse of power and embezzlement during […]

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