A Ukrainian deputy from the Party of Regions, Oleg Tsarev, said that the Security Service of Ukraine and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs upheld his request to ban 36 people from entering the territory of Ukraine. The "black list" includes former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili.
In mid-December, former Russian Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov said that he was going to sue the Ukrainian authorities, who banned him from entering the country.
On December 7th, ex-Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili appeared on Independence Square in Kiev. He said during his speech that Russia was conducting a hostile takeover of Ukraine.
"The tests of the missile with characteristics prohibited under the Treaty took place only 16 days after Washington completed the denunciation of the said Treaty. It is obvious that it was not improvisation," Putin said