Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, the leader of Ukraine's Rukh Novykh Sil (or the Movement of New Forces), has been detained in Kiev, his spokesperson Tatyana Bagranovskaya told TASS.
At the same time, some media outlets earlier reported that Saakashvili had allegedly been detained by people in masks and jackets with the inscriptions "State Border Guard Service". "The kidnappers were in three white minivans", a Facebook post on the same page read.
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Kiev police were not involved, the police spokeswoman said.
Liza Bogutskaya, an ally of Saakashvili, said on Facebook Monday that he was being driven to the Kyiv airport by authorities and that his supporters would rally to block the airport. The two men later had a falling out, with Saakashvili accusing the president of corruption and calling for his removal from office.
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Ukrainian officials says Saakashvili illegally entered the country from Poland in September after he was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship. He said he was surrounded by the officers in the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv and it was Poroshenko "trying to get rid of him".
Saakashvili is also wanted in his native Georgia for alleged abuse of power.
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