Ex-Georgian President and former Head of Ukraine’s Odessa Region Mikhail Saakashvili has said he has no plans to request political asylum in Poland. On Monday, the politician was deported from Ukraine and flown to Warsaw.

“I am currently under the protection of the Polish police. I have talked with the Interior Ministry’s top officials, they phoned me when I arrived at the airport. I will not ask for political asylum in Poland,” Saakashvili told Ukraine’s NewsOne television.

Commenting on his possible extradition from Poland to Georgia, Saakashvili said, “The authorities in Georgia are afraid of me just like the devil avoids holy water. If they wanted to extradite me, they would have done it yesterday. I have said right from the start that neither Georgia nor Ukraine have any serious accusations against me.”

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