Media post copy of decree stripping Saakashvili of Ukraine citizenship
A Ukrainian media outlet has published a copy of the decree issued by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to strip former Georgian president and ex-Governor of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship.
Document No. 196/2017 was signed on July 26, according to the Ukrainian news portal Obozrevatel.
Read alsoSaakashvili to apply to administrative court, ECHR due to revocation of Ukraine citizenshipIt says that Saakashvili was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship in accordance with Paragraph 26 of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine and Articles 17 and 19 of the Law "On Citizenship of Ukraine."
Along with Saakashvili, the decree also lists another seven individuals deprived of Ukrainian citizenship simultaneously.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Presidential Administration of Ukraine confirmed that President Petro Poroshenko had signed a decree to strip Saakashvili of Ukrainian citizenship. Yet, it said, in accordance with the legislation on personal data protection, the executive act could not go public as it contains confidential information. Therefore, it was not posted on the presidential administration's website where other presidential orders are published.