The ex-president claims that he visited Batumi and Kutaisi
before his arrest. He said he had returned to Georgia because he missed his homeland very much. At the same time, I finally described my difficult route. As it turned out, he still came to Georgia by sea, although during this trip there was a place in the cold room for a ventilation space …
The opposition television channel was not allowed to enter prison. Saakashvili answered written questions from journalists, which were sent to his camera. Among other things, the ex-president said he got to Poti on the “ Vilnius & # 39; & # 39; through a third country. It is assumed that through Turkey. However, this ferry, which transported tourists from Vilnius to Stockholm and then crossed into the Black Sea, runs directly between Ukraine and Georgia. Regular flights to Poti depart from Chornomorsk. The ferry takes 37 hours.
In an interview with journalists, Saakashvili lamented that he must get there not in business class, but in a “ much less convenient way & # 39; & # 39 ;, and in fact: & nbsp; “ Vilnius & # 39; & # 39; & ndash; The ferry is road-rail. Its cargo platforms are driven by 103 cars and several dozen refrigerators. However, there are 108 cabins on the upper decks. & Nbsp;
The ferry left the Ukrainian port on September 28, already on the 29th in Pot. Unloading and customs clearance took several more hours. This was the time the ex-president spent in the ventilation area of an Elguji Somaya truck transporting dairy products. After Saakashvili was on Georgian soil, in addition to Poti, he also visited Abash, Batumi and Kutaisi, ate khachapuri in the Rikot Pass, and only then went to Tbilisi. Where he was arrested almost immediately.
Meanwhile, a special commission has been set up in the Georgian parliament, which includes doctors to monitor Saakashvili's health. According to lawyer ex-president Bek Basilai & nbsp; politician is now very bad. He began to have speech problems, his legs swelling due to starvation. & Nbsp; It is true that Saakashvili does not eat at all: at the beginning of the hunger strike he bought several cans of honey and several packages of juice. & Nbsp;
А The Ukrainian authorities, which have promised to get their citizen out of the dungeon, have not yet taken any measures to fulfill this promise. The deputy head of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine said that there were no requests for Saakashvili's extradition. “ At this time, no petitions from the Ukrainian authorities for the preparatory investigation & # 39; & # 39 ;, & ndash; he said. So how long has the ex-president been sitting on honey and juice & ndash; unknown. Next weekend, Georgia will hold the second round of municipal elections, after which it will be clear whether Saakashvili should have crossed the sea in an “uncomfortable way” and go on a hunger strike.