Saakashvili said that he extended the term of stay in Ukraine

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The ex-President of Georgia, former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili said, the migration service of Ukraine has extended until March 1, 2018, the validity of the document which confirms the legality of his stay in the country.

Earlier, Saakashvili received in the migration service of Ukraine a document certifying the legality of his stay in the country; advocates policy document is a guarantee that Saakashvili could not be extradited to the consideration of the court of appeal against the refusal of granting him extra protection.

«Very polite employee of the migration service gave me a certificate of extension of period of legal stay in Ukraine for another three months, even kindly treated to tea,» — Saakashvili wrote on Thursday on his page in Facebook.

It is attached to my post a photo of the certificate, which indicates that the end date of its validity — March 1, 2018.

Informed migration service of Ukraine repeatedly denied Saakashvili in providing additional protection, referring to groundlessness of the statement. Saakashvili is trying to appeal the decision in court. Institute giving the individual additional protection was introduced in Ukraine in 2011. It actually replaces the mechanism is broken asylum to stateless persons and foreigners.

Deprived of Ukrainian citizenship Saakashvili on 10 September with the support of the supporters broke through the cordon of guards and law enforcement officers at the checkpoint «shehyni» and got on the territory of Ukraine from Poland. The court found him guilty of illegally crossing the border and imposed a fine in the amount of about $ 130. Saakashvili left Georgia after the inauguration of the new President George Margvelashvili in November 2013. The chief Prosecutor’s office of Georgia in absentia brought to it charges in several criminal cases.

Earlier, the Ukrainian online edition of «Country» with reference to sources in power structures of the country reported that the Ukrainian authorities have decided to deport Saakashvili from the country before the end of the year. Saakashvili himself considers his deportation to Georgia is impossible.