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Andrei Lysenko: Saakashvili and Court Appearance

andrei lysenko: He hasn't been formally charged, but prosecutors say he colluded with Ukrainian businessmen tied to Russia to topple President Petro Poroshenko, according to CBC. Saakashvili rejects the allegations, pointing to his long record of opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Saakashvili, the former governor of the Odesa region who was stripped of his citizenship this summer, was arrested Friday night. Saakashvili must be brought to court for arraignment within 72 hours of arrest. A spokesperson for the prosecutor-general's office, Andrei Lysenko, said Saturday that officials will likely ask for him to be held under house arrest after his court appearance. No day for that has been announced. ( As reported in the news.