Mikheil Saakashvili, the ex-president of Georgia, who is imprisoned in this country, and a citizen of Ukraine, has founded an initiative to help children who are in the occupied territories of Ukraine or have been abducted, as well as children of fallen Ukrainian servicemen.
Source: Saakashvili on Facebook
Quote: "We, together with Sofia Chkonia, decided to establish an international program/initiative for humanitarian and medical assistance for children – lost or those in the occupied territories of Ukraine, victims of abduction, [and] children of killed Ukrainian soldiers.
At least 15,000 Ukrainian children were abducted from the occupied territories of Ukraine, forcibly adopted into the families of the occupying country, and are in homes for homeless children. This war has already taken the lives of 535 children, many children lost parents, but their relatives and Ukraine as a state are looking for them.
Even for the severe state of my health, I'm deeply compassionate about the tragedy of the children, as a father and as a citizen of Ukraine."
Details: Saakashvili noted that fashion expert Sofia Chkonia has extensive experience in humanitarian activities. He asked his supporters in Russia, Ukraine and Georgia to help gather information and return the children. He asks that all information be sent to: Forhelp114@gmail.com
The initiative will start working on 2 August.
- In early July, Saakashvili took part in a court hearing for the first time since February through a video link from the Vivamed clinic. He looked extremely exhausted, which caused a wide response.
- After that, it became known that Polish doctors were allowed to visit Saakashvili after a six-month delay. However, the penitentiary service said that the Polish doctor tried to secretly take out samples of biological materials taken from the politician.
- The US State Department is closely monitoring the progress of the Saakashvili case in Georgia. A spokesman for the State Department said that the Georgian authorities are responsible for providing due medical assistance to Saakashvili.