Prosecutors not to demand prolongation of Saakashvili's curfew

16:40, 06 February 2018
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Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko says a preventive measure in the form of house arrest for former Georgian president, now leader of the "Movement of New Forces" Party in Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili, will not be prolonged since he regularly comes in for questioning.

"Saakashvili, following many bizarre rallies, started to report for interrogations. Now, when the selected preventive measure is expiring, we are not going to extend it. He reports whenever summoned, that's why I think no extra measures are needed. As far as I know, he will soon be summoned for a series of interrogations. Therefore, I hope that he will also report and testify," Lutsenko told the Ukrainian TSN news service on February 6.

He also noted that the examination confirmed the authenticity of voices on tapes with wiretapped phone conversations between Saakashvili and a fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko.

Read alsoSaakashvili may face extradition after losing Ukraine court appeal – mediaAs was reported, over $200,000 was transferred from Kurchenko's office to finance the protests set up by Saakashvili's movement, in particular, aimed at the possible seizure of the Ukrainian parliament premises.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 5, Kyiv's Economic Court of Appeals denied the ex-president of Georgia his refugee status, which might become grounds for his extradition.

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