KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko revoked Saakashvili's Ukrainian citizenship on Wednesday, when it was discovered that the latter had violated Ukrainian law by providing incorrect information on his citizenship application.
"We are blocked by the state authorities, they do not provide the documents [necessary to lodge appeal]. They force us to rely only on the information that they wanted to share with us. They do not provide any statements or documents for lawyers," Bogomazov said.
Saakashvili left Georgia in November 2013, after Giorgi Margvelashvili became the country's president. In July 2014, the prosecutor's office in Georgia pressed criminal charges against the ex-president, accusing him of embezzling immense sums from the state budget for personal use. Saakashvi was appointed governor of the Odessa region on Poroshenko’s initiative in late May 2015 and stripped of his Georgian citizenship after receiving a Ukrainian passport. Saakashvi resigned after only one year.