Georgian ex-president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine dramatic rooftop scene

Mikheil Saakashvili Former President of Georgia threatens to jump off roof as prosecutors arrive at his home

Mikheil Saakashvili Former President of Georgia threatens to jump off roof as prosecutors arrive at his home

By sunset, they still had not succeeded. Saakashvili was subsequently detained and is to be questioned on suspicion of assisting criminals and concealing their criminal activities. He initially escaped their grasp by fleeing to the building's rooftop, where he shouted to supporters who had already begun to mass on the street below. He stressed that Russian Federation does not view the Ukrainian people as its enemy. "They wanted to kidnap me unnoticed, but they failed to do this".

He was dragged away by a squad of security service officers. The officers took the politician to the police van, but a group of Saakashvili supporters managed to surround the van and free their idol, still with handcuffs on his wrists.

Eventually, those supporters broke into the vehicle and wrenched the man free.

The scene recalled an opposition rally this past weekend in Kiev's Independence Square, where thousands of demonstrators listened as Saakashvili called for the establishment of a permanent protest camp against the Ukrainian president. "You should not be afraid", he said through a loudspeaker.

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For Saakashvili, it has been a winding road that has led to this. Mr Saakashvili has accused the president of blocking efforts to stop corruption.

Georgia has demanded Saakashvili's extradition several times.

Saakashvili had been appointed by Poroshenko, an old friend, to help energize and transform Odessa in 2015, but by the end of the next year the relationship had ruptured and Saakashvili stepped down, vowing to oppose his former partner.

On July 26 this year, Poroshenko revoked Saakashvili's Ukrainian citizenship following allegations that he had submitted false information while applying for a Ukrainian passport.

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Ukraine's Chief Prosecutor's staff and security forces have been searching Saakashvili's accommodation since this morning in the capital of Ukraine.

And all the while, Moscow has looked on with thinly veiled glee. Of course, this is Ukraine's headache. "This is something you wouldn't wish even on an enemy, that's how I'd put it", he added.

Georgia's Chief Prosecutor's Office commented on the detention.

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