Ukraine: Protesters Demand Impeachment of President

Ukraine: Protesters Demand Impeachment of President

Ukraine: Protesters Demand Impeachment of President

Kyiv's Pechersky district court has turned down the prosecutor's motion to place leader of the Movement of New Forces Party in Ukraine and ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who is accused by the Ukrainian authorities of trying to stage a coup sponsored by Russian Federation, under around-the-clock house arrest for two months, APA reports quoting UNIAN.

Over the weekend and on Monday, supporters rallied across Kiev to demand his release and for the impeachment of president Petro Poroshenko, whom Saakashvili has accused of widespread corruption.


Saakashvili, who leads the Ukrainian opposition Movement of New Forces and formerly served as governor of Ukraine's Odessa Region, also plans to appear in the tent camp outside the Verkhovna Rada late on Tuesday, the lawmaker said.

When authorities tried to arrest him for the first time on December 5, his supporters freed him from a police van. Prosecutors allege that Saakashvili cooperated with allies of former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, now in hiding in Russia, and took money from the Russians. Saakashvili was elected the next year to replace him.

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Saakashvili told journalists after the hearing that he plans to continue his political activities with the goal of "constitutional, calm, but very necessary transfer of power in the country", accusing the Ukrainian authorities of corruption and "usurping power".

"We do not need any confrontation, I do not call for any harsh actions", he said in the courtroom of Kiev's Pechersky District Court. The full verdict is scheduled to be read out at 09:00 a.m. on December 14.

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Saakashvili claims the current government is not interested in investigating past economic crimes or preventing future episodes as it benefits from them. He denied the charges, reported Associated Press.

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