Georgian former President Mikhail Saakashvili, an opponent of Ukrainian power, was released this Tuesday shortly after his arrest by police in Kiev, while hundreds of his supporters blocked the van in which the agents transported him.
Saakashvili came out of the police vehicle and headed for Parliament in the company of his supporters, a journalist from the AFP checked.
The crowd surrounding the van prevented him from finding out whether his release was the result of an intervention by his followers or whether the police gave in to the crowd.
"I call on everyone to come to the Ukrainian parliament to demand the resignation of the president" Ukrainian Petro Poroshenko, Saakashvili said.
The former Georgian president, a fierce opponent of President Petro Poroshenko, who withdrew his Ukrainian nationality, had been detained hours earlier after a record at his home in Kiev.
The police accuse him of "complicity with a criminal gang" in a case that, according to Saakashvili, is a hatched invention by President Poroshenko.
Saakashvili is suspected of trying to "conquer power by force" during anti-corruption demonstrations, said attorney General Yuri Lutsenko, who also accused the opponent of receiving funding from former Ukrainian president pro-russian Víctor Yanukovych, which yielded power in 2014 following the pro-european demonstrations of Maidan in Kiev.
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