Oleg Nikolenko, an official representative of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, said that Kiev had turned to Tbilisi with a request for the Ukrainian consul to visit the detained Saakashvili to provide consular and legal assistance.
“The Ukrainian side emphasized the need for full observance of the legal rights of Mikhail Saakashvili, requested a visit by the Ukrainian consul to provide consular and legal assistance,” Nikolenko quoted Interfax as saying.
He noted that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry confirmed the principled position of Ukraine on non-interference in the internal affairs of Georgia.
Former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili on Friday, October 1, was detained on the territory of the country.
The head of the ruling party “Georgian Dream – Democratic Georgia” Irakli Kobakhidze said that Saakashvili had arrived in the country to carry out a coup d’etat.