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Saakashvili demanding passage of law on president's impeachment
Movement of New Forces party leader Mikheil Saakashvili has called on his supporters to walk to the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada building and demand that parliamentarians pass legislation on the president's impeachment.
"Let's go to the Rada all together and demand the president's impeachment," Saakashvili said to a crowd of his supporters and journalists on Kostelna Street in central Kyiv on December 5, after leaving a vehicle in which law enforcement agencies had planned to deliver him to investigators for questioning.
"I am calling on everyone to go to Maidan and begin the process of ridding the country of [President Petro] Poroshenko," he said.
After that, Saakashvili and his supporters walked down Kostelna Street toward Independence Square.
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko has claimed the leader of the New Forces Movement party, ex-head of Odesa regional state administration, Mikheil Saakashvili, received from the fugitive Serhiy Kurchenko $500,000 for his activities in Ukraine.
"A citizen of Ukraine Severion Dengadze, in agreement with Saakashvili, turned through a confidant to Serhiy Kurchenko, who is fleeing from prosecution ... on the issue of the stable financing of Saakashvili's activities in exchange for the interests of the members of the organized criminal group. We recorded a $500,000 receipt of funds from the Russian side for Saakashvili," he said at a briefing in Kyiv on December 5.