Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili has written a letter of thanks to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky from prison.
“I love my Georgia more than my life, but I love Ukraine, my second homeland, where I spent many years of my life and where I have family and friends, and where I have citizenship that I appreciate very much. All my life I have been proud to have the opportunity to make a modest contribution to the historical changes and reforms you have made. Since I am in fact a personal prisoner of Putin, I very much appreciate your principled position on the protection of all prisoners in Ukraine, in the whole region, and the empire,” the letter reads.
Zelensky stated since Mikheil Saakashvili is a citizen of Ukraine, he will do everything within his power to bring him back to Ukraine.
On October 1, Mikheil Saakashvili returned to Georgia and was arrested and transferred to prison. The former president was sentenced-in-absentia to imprisonment due to his connection with the case of Sandro Girgvliani and the beating of MP Valeri Gelashvili.