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Zelensky decided to expel the Georgian ambassador because of Saakashvili.

Zelensky decided to expel the Georgian ambassador because of Saakashvili.

Volodymyr Zelensky decided to expel the Georgian ambassador from Ukraine in connection with the lawsuit against the Georgian ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili.

“Today, I instructed the Foreign Ministry to summon the Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine, express a strong protest to him and offer him to leave Ukraine within 48 hours for consultations with his capital,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.


Zelensky also called for the transfer of Saakashvili, who has the citizenship of this country, to Ukraine.
Saakashvili earlier during the court session, in which he participated via video link, demonstrated the extent of his exhaustion.

The politician was detained in Georgia in October 2021. He is accused of committing a number of crimes, two of which combined, he was sentenced in absentia to nine years in prison.


After a long hunger strike, Saakashvili was transferred to the Vivamedi clinic in Tbilisi. According to lawyers, independent experts found signs of heavy metal poisoning in his body.


It also became known that the Georgian Foreign Ministry summoned the Chargé d’Affaires of Ukraine due to the imposition of sanctions against Georgian Airways.