The rights of Mikheil Saakashvili had been infringed upon, He is entitled to defend them in court. However, there is little doubt he could do it in the Ukrainian court, military expert Ivan Aparshyn said, speaking on ZIK TV late Sept. 11.
“Saakashvili merely wanted to return to Ukraine. Why did the authorities choose such a difficult procedure that humiliated Ukraine.
Why did we see hired goons again, 3.5 years after Maidan revolution? Why was there no cellular communication in the area of the Krakovets checkpoint? Who ordered Ukraine Railways to illegally stop the train in Poland?
The time to strip Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship was chosen deliberately while he was abroad. What would a president of a democratic country do? He would ask Saakashvili into Ukraine, present his claims regarding the allegedly falsified passport applications, and advise him to go to court.
Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine began quite tolerantly. But when I saw the hired goons with metal sticks and gas balloons I realized there will be no tolerance,” the expert said.