Public defender Nino Lomjaria has issued a statement saying that she plans to respond to their move to force her Ukrainian colleague Lyudmyla Denisova to wait for 40 minutes at the state border before entering Georgia.
As Lomjaria's statement says, despite Denisova having presented all required documents and provided a representative of the Interior Ministry of Georgia with information on her planned journey to Georgia, she was forced to wait for 40 minutes before being allowed to cross the state border. Plus, Denisova had to tolerate malevolent and cynical dispositions from representatives of the law enforcement bodies.
Lomjaria says that she is deeply concerned about this fact. On top of that, according to the statement, a number of other foreigners, such as Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon and Saakashvili's Ukrainian lawyer, have been refused to enter Georgia without being provided with any specific reason.
''Similar facts are absolutely inadmissible in a democratic country and tarnishes its reputation,'' the statement reads.
After visiting the jailed ex-president, Ukrainian ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova told journalists that she managed to enter Georgia only after making threats and some phone calls.