The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry summoned the Georgian ambassador to Kiev against the background of the arrest of former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who also holds Ukrainian citizenship and held several positions in this country.
Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said in an interview with “Ukraine 24” channel, on Friday, that the ambassador had been summoned “to provide information.”
The spokesman later clarified that the Ukrainian side wanted to obtain “official information regarding the reasons and circumstances” of Saakashvili’s arrest.
For its part, the Georgian Foreign Ministry denied recalling its ambassador in Kiev to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
It is noteworthy that former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili returned to Georgia on Friday after 8 years of residence in Ukraine, where he obtained Ukrainian citizenship and worked in various positions in the organs of power.
Saakashvili faces charges of violating powers and wasting public money in several criminal cases that were opened against him in Georgia. Prison sentences were issued in absentia against the former Georgian president in some cases.