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Ukraine | Ukraine police open criminal case after former Georgian leader Saakashvili breaks through border

Ukrainian police say they have opened criminal proceedings into the illegal border crossing of former Georgian president and Odessa governor Mikhail Saakashvili, during which he and his supporters publicly forced their way through a cordon on the Polish border.

Ukraine | Saakashvili became a stateless person

The former Georgian president and former governor of the Odessa region, Mikhail Saakashvili was deprived of Ukrainian citizenship.
The corresponding decree was signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
It was confirmed in the State Migration Service. The department was informed that the decision was made on the basis of paragraph 2 of Article 19 of the Law “On Citizenship”. It is noted that Saakashvili indicated false data in the questionnaire: the documents that Saakashvili filled to obtain Ukrainian citizenship indicated that he was not under investigation in Ukraine or abroad, but he was arrested in absentia on the territory of Georgia.

Ukraine | Saakashvili dismissed from Odessa region governor

Mikhael Saakashvili former Georgian president responsible for war in Caucasus region failed to build his political career in Ukraine. Today Ukrainian president Poroshenko dismissed him. Saakashivi was appointed to Odessa region governor one and a half year before. That unexpected decision shocked a lot of people both in Odessa and out of Ukraine.

Ukraine | Saakashvili quits as Odessa governor with all guns blazing

By Bryan MacDonald

This is what happens when a loose cannon backfires. Eighteen months after he arrived in Odessa promising to reform the notoriously corrupt region, Mikhail Saakashvili has exited his post as governor.

While I’m writing this, a song by Swedish rockers The Hives is bouncing around my brain. It’s called ‘Hate to Say I Told You So’. The tune is apt right now, because what everyone who understands Ukraine – and doesn’t live in cloud cuckoo land – warned would eventually happen is happening. Maidan is eating itself. And it hasn’t taken very long either.

Saakashvili prepares coup d’état in Georgia

Some days before parliamentary elections in Georgia information was leaked proving Saakashvili is preparing a plot in his former country.
Addressing supporters at United National Movement’s campaign rally in Zugdidi via video link from Ukraine, Georgia’s former president and now governor of Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili said that UNM’s victory in the October 8 parliamentary election is “absolutely inevitable.”
He said that “according to polls” the UNM is “winning very well” in the regions and in Tbilisi too.
MP Davit Bakradze, who is number one on UNM’s party list of MP candidates, told the rally that they “are very close not only to our victory, but to the victory of our country.”
Meanwhile in Tbilisi, several activists from UNM-affiliated group, Free Zone, announced on September 26 about quitting the organization, accusing UNM and its leader Mikheil Saakashvili of planning post-election disorders. Two of the former activists of Free Zone claimed that they met Saakashvili in Kiev about four days ago and discussed the issue. After voicing this allegation, the activists were summoned by the State Security Service for questioning.
UNM responded that activists’ allegation was a result of pressure exerted on them by the State Security Service.
Seizing upon allegations voiced by former activists of Free Zone, GDDG ruling party again accused the UNM of trying to stir up “provocations.”
“That’s what we were saying about UNM – that it is planning destabilization… It is good that there are people within UNM, who distance themselves from such attempts,” GDDG’s executive secretary, Irakli Kobakhidze, said.
The next day an audio recording was leaked and uploaded on YouTube. In the recording a man, whose voice resembles the one of Saakashvili complains before his interlocutors that although one of the UNM leaders Giga Bokeria on the one hand reluctantly shares his view about the need to pursue “revolutionary scenario”, on the other hand he also speaks about the need to get ready for a coalition government.
“Who wants to get ready for a coalition, let them prepare for it. I have no desire whatsoever to get ready for a coalition. That’s not what I am fighting for,” says purportedly Saakashvili in the recording.