On the instructions of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the MFA of Ukraine will ask the Georgian Ambassador to leave Kyiv within 48 hours and return to Tbilisi for consultations relating to Mikheil Saakashvili.
As Zelensky writes on Twitter, “right now, Russia is killing Ukrainian citizen Mykhailo Saakashvili at the hands of the Georgian authorities”.
“We have repeatedly called on Official Tbilisi to stop this abuse and agree on Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine. Our partners, in coordination with Ukraine, have also offered various rescue options. Today, I have instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon the Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine, to express our strong protest and to ask him to leave Ukraine within 48 hours to hold consultations with his capital. Once again, I call on the Georgian authorities to hand over Ukrainian citizen Mykhailo Saakashvili to Ukraine for the necessary treatment and care. And I urge our partners to address this situation and not ignore it and save this man. No government in Europe has the right to execute people, life is a basic European value,” Volodymyr Zelensky tweeted.