Groysman slams Saakashvili’s act, urges MPs not to swing "flywheel of destruction and chaos"

10:20, 11 September 2017
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Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman has stressed that a forceful penetration of the Ukrainian border is a crime and all those who are involved in setting it up must be held accountable.

"The accountability should be especially tough for those who allowed themselves to humiliate and raised their hand at the guys who defend our state and its borders," he wrote on Facebook.

According to Groysman, the situation at the Shehyni border checkpoint on Sunday is not just a violation of the law, this is the beginning of another attack against Ukraine’s very statehood by certain politicians.

"In light of today's events, I want to once again urge deputies, politicians – do not swing the flywheel of destruction and chaos," the prime minister said.

Read alsoHumiliation of Ukraine: Gerashchenko comments on Saakashvili breaking through Ukraine borderAs UNIAN reported earlier, former head of the Odesa Regional State Administration and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili on Sunday crossed by foot the Polish-Ukrainian border via the Shehyni border checkpoint.

A spokesman for the Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Oleh Slobodyan, said that Mr Saakashvili had crossed into Ukraine illegally, evading ID verification.

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