Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Facebook Comment on a water-throwing incident in the independent Republic of Ukraine

Spat between Arsen Avakov and Mikheil Saakashvili follows a brawl between an MP and the prime minister last week
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John Brown Re this recent ethnically Armenian [see] -Georgian [see]  Russian-language cultural exchange by two devoted citizens of Ukraine who have enriched their lies [see (a) (b) for the sake of their homeland, slava bogu [thank God in Russian] that water, not горілка [see], was wasted (with apologies to environmentalists). emoticon
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From Wikipedia:

Charged on 31 January 2012 with illegally transferring land, Avakov was placed on the international wanted list of Interpol on 21 March 2012.[7] He was detained in Frosinone (Italy) late March 2012.[7] An Italian court placed him under house arrest as a preventive measure on 12 April 2012.[8] In October 2012, Avakov was elected into the Ukrainian parliament on the party list of "Fatherland" (number 24 on this list).[7][9][10] This led to a court ruling on 10 December 2012 that canceled the restriction measures against him (detention and a warrant for his arrest).[6] He returned to Ukraine the next day, on 11 December 2012.[7][6]

Minister of Internal Affairs [edit]

On February 27, 2014, Avakov was appointed Acting Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. He described pro-Russian separatists as "terrorists".[11] Russia requested that Avakov be placed on Interpol's wanted list for "the use of prohibited means and methods of warfare, aggravated murder, the obstruction of professional activities of journalists, and abduction."[12] On 9 July 2014, a Moscow district court arrested him in absentia.[13]

From Wikipedia:

On 28 July 2014, criminal charges were filed by the Georgian prosecutor's office against the former President Mikheil Saakashvili over alleged "exceeding official powers" during the 2007 Georgian demonstrations as well as a police raid on and "seizure" of Imedi TV and other assets owned by the late tycoon Badri Patarkatsishvili. Saakashvili, then being in Hungary, responded by accusing the Georgian authorities of political score-settling and attempts at appeasing Russia.[59] The United States expressed concerns over the case and warned that "the legal system should not be used as a tool of political retribution".[60] The European Union stated that it took "note with concern" and it will "closely monitor these and other legal proceedings against members of the former government and current opposition in Georgia".[61]
On 2 August 2014, Tbilisi City Court ordered pre-trial detention in absentia for Saakashvili, as well as for the co-accused Zurab Adeishvili (chief prosecutor in 2007) and Davit Kezerashvili (defense minister in 2007), with a preliminary hearing appointed for September 2014.[62]
Saakashvili stated on 1 June 2015 that he had given up (three days before) Georgian citizenship to avoid "guaranteed imprisonment" in Georgia.[7] The Constitution of Ukraine forbids the extradition of Ukrainians to other states.[63]

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