Saakashvili Threatens to Jump off a 7-Story Building in Kiev

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Outlet's news feed is full of breaking news from Ukraine. Georgian ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili has called Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko a "thief", urging his supporters to prevent his being kidnapped by the security officials of the Ukrainian leader. He announced it from the roof of his house after this morning SBU, Ukraine's National Security Agency, burst the doors of his apartment.

I quote: Poroshenko is a thief, he betrayed the Ukrainian people! Whatever happens to me, people, I urge you to take to the streets and to continue to struggle. I ask Ukrainians to prevent my kidnapping, lawlessness, and Poroshenko and his gang's thievery." Again, this a quote of Mikhail Saakashvili.

 

The Georgian ex-president and former Odessa governor is currently heading the Movement of New Forces. Mikhail Saakashvili has gotten out on the roof of his house. He's not letting the SBU officers approach him. This morning they burst into his apartment for a search, says the on-the-spot report of the 112 Ukraine TV channel journalist.

I quote: "Saakashvili's shouts are heard from the roof. He asks the SBU representatives not to approach him", notes a correspondent of a local news agency.

A source of UNN news agency informs that the search of Saakashvili's apartment by the order of the Ukrainian General Prosecutor is underway. The Alpha SBU unit is conducting it.

Vladimir Sinelnikov, our correspondent in Ukraine, is live.

- Vladimir, can you hear me? We're waiting for the details.

Vladimir Sinelnikov: Hello. The situation heated up at the building, where Saakashvili is being detained. A few minutes ago 2 silhouettes appeared behind Saakashvili's back. They twisted his arms and pulled him away from the roof. Saakashvili only shouted that he was being dragged away. Apparently, he was already detained.

Now a boisterous scandal is breaking out at the staircase, at the door of Saakashvili's apartment. Several MPs and lawyers are proving their right to witness the investigative procedure. The SBU officers are ignoring them, not letting them in, despite the fact that lawyers are stressing the abusive practices of the SBU officers.

Dozens of the Georgian ex-president's supporters have gathered in front of his house. Clashes between Saakashvili's supporters and the police have already taken place. About 20-30 of Saakashvili's supporters tried to breach a powerful police cordon. There are more than 100 policemen here. They are all with special equipment. So, the cordon wasn't breached. By the way, the clashes took place after Saakashvili was detained. Apparently, his supporters tried to breach the cordon to prevent the police from taking Saakashvili out of the building.

Now the situation has eased a bit. There are no direct clashed at the moment. But Saakashvili's supporters keep arriving at the venue. They are growing in number. If there are more of them, they are likely to feel capable of breaching the cordon, and the clashes will probably resume. Studio?

- Yes, Vladimir, thank you.

Our correspondent Vladimir Sinelnikov has just been live from Ukraine. So, Georgian ex-president, heading the Movement of New Forces party, Mikhail Saakashvili has climbed the roof of his 7-story house after Ukrainian law enforcement officers came to raid his apartment. He's blustering out threats to jump down.

On Tuesday morning David Sakvarelidze, Saakashvili's supporter, announced that someone was bursting the door in Saakashvili's apartment in Kiev. Media say it was law enforcement officers who came to raid his apartment. A TV channel reports that they allegedly tried to detain Saakashvili.

Stripped of the Ukrainian citizenship, Saakashvili, backed by his supporters, burst his way through the border post and law enforcement officers at the Shegini checkpoint. Thus, he got in Ukraine from Poland. The court convicted him of illegally crossing the border and imposed a fine of $130 on him.

Saakashvili left Georgia after the new president Georgy Margvelashvili took office in November 2013. Georgia's General Prosecutor served charges on him in absentia, filing several cases against him. The Ukrainian online outlet Strana, referring to several sources in law enforcement, previously said that the Ukrainian authorities had decided to deport Saakashvili by the end of the year. Saakashvili himself considers his deportation to Georgia impossible.

Clashes started near the house of Mikhail Saakashvili, Odessa ex-governor and current leader of Movement of New Forces. On Tuesday, SBU officers started a raid in his apartment. I quote a TASS correspondent's on-the-spot report: "Supporters of the opposing Ukrainian politician try to push back the police officers who aren't letting anybody into his apartment. Saakashvili himself has got on the roof of his house, urging his supporters to oppose the Ukrainian authorities".

I continue to quote the news agency: Mikhail Saakashvili, Georgian ex-president and current leader of the Movement of New Forces party, whose apartment has been raided by the SBU, has climbed the roof of his 7-story house. He's blustering out threats to jump down.

On Tuesday morning David Sakvarelidze, Saakashvili's supporter, announced that someone was bursting the door in Saakashvili's apartment in Kiev.

Media say it was law enforcement officers who came to raid his apartment. A TV channel says that they allegedly tried to detain Saakashvili.

Stripped of Ukrainian citizenship, Saakashvili, backed by his supporters, burst his way through the border post and law enforcement officers at the Shegini checkpoint on Sept 10th. Thus, he got into Ukraine from Poland. The court convicted him of illegally crossing the border and imposed a fine of $130 on him.

Saakashvili left Georgia after the new president Georgy Margvelashvili took office in November 2013. Georgia's General Prosecutor charged him in absentia, filing several cases against him.

The Ukrainian online outlet Strana, referring to several sources in law enforcement, previously said that the Ukrainian authorities had decided to deport Saakashvili by the end of the year.

Saakashvili himself considers his deportation to Georgia impossible.

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