KIEV (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian Border Service will not allow Saakashvili to enter the country if he attempts to cross the Ukrainian border, Servatiuk said.
"The State Border Guard Service has a decree issued by the Ukrainian president and relevant instructions from the State Migration Service of Ukraine. In accordance with this, the Border Guard Service officers have to confiscate Saakashvili's passport or any other passport detected in the database during passport control and [listed as] invalid," Servatiuk told reporters.
According to Servatiuk, confiscation of a passport deprives an individual of the right to cross the national borders of Ukraine. The deputy head of the Ukrainian Border Guard Service added that there had been no information from the Ukrainian Security Forces about Saakashvili being prohibited from entering Ukraine.
Saakashvili left Georgia after incumbent president Giorgi Margvelashvili took the office in November 2013. The Georgian prosecutor's office repeatedly called for Kiev to extradite Saakashvili, but the Ukrainian side rejected the appeals at least twice. In 2015, Saakashvili was stripped of his Georgian citizenship after receiving a Ukrainian passport.