Georgia's former president, who has become Ukraine's top opposition politician, said Wednesday that he wouldn't give himself up to authorities after the prosecutors issued an ultimatum.
The leader of the the New Forces Movement party and ex-President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, urges the Ukrainians to come to an Impeachment March on December 10.
General Prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko later acknowledged that the operation could have been carried out more effectively, but said police had acted in accordance with the law.
Police took the 49-year-old to custody late on Friday, two days after a large crowd ripped off the doors of a police van to free him after he was briefly detained in Ukraine's capital.
Sakaashvili is being investigated for alleged support of a criminal organisation, among other charges. Mr. Lutsenko, the prosecutor general, this week accused him of receiving $500,000 for his political activities from a fugitive Ukrainian businessman close to Mr. Yanukovych, who has lived in exile in Russian Federation since his ouster. Vowing to stay until Mr. Saakashvili was released, they lit fires in the street to keep warm, just as protesters did in the winter of 2013-14 during an ultimately successful campaign to oust Ukraine's previous president, Viktor F. Yanukovych.
Ukrainian Police Recapture Former Georgian Leader Saakashvili
Photo Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili gathered outside the detention center where he was being held in Kiev.
He left Georgia, which he led in a disastrous war against Russian Federation, for Ukraine in 2015. He also calls upon the worldwide organisations to follow the developments in Ukraine.
Michael Boiciurkiw, a global affairs analyst based in Kiev, said Sakaashvili's possible only option if Ukraine made a decision to deport would be to go to Poland.
Boiciurkiw went on to say that the government had not only "turned Sakaashvili into a martyr, but also lit a fuse of discontempt".
Mr Saakashvili has been leading anti-corruption rallies against Mr Poroshenko.
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