Saakashvili counting on help of supporters to return to Kiev

Deported to Poland by the Ukrainian authorities yesterday, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, today the main opponent of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, announced in Warsaw on Tuesday that he “will fight until the end against corruption” in Ukraine.

Saakashvili arrested by masked men in Kiev restaurant

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili vows to “fight till the end” after being arrested in Ukraine and deported to Poland following a falling-out with Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko.

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili vows to ‘get back’ to Ukraine

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Monday to “fight till the end” and to find a way back after Ukraine deported him to Poland following a falling-out with Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko. SOUNDBITE

Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine as supporters clash with police

Ukrainian security services on Tuesday arrested former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili after he climbed onto the roof of his apartment building and addressed supporters before massive crowds managed to free the detained politician from the police van amid a showdown with officers in central Kiev, AFP correspondents reported. IMAGES of arrest

RAW: Former Georgia’s leader Saakashvili detained as supporters clash with police in Kiev

Former Georgian President and Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili was detained by Ukrainian security forces following a raid on his apartment in Kiev, Tuesday.

Earlier, Saakashvili threatened to jump off his apartment building roof as security services searched his home on Tuesday morning as part of a criminal investigation, before he was eventually brought down and detained.



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Saakashvili attacks Ukraine president at Kiev rally

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili tells a rally in Kiev Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko must conduct key anti-corruption reforms or leave power if Ukrainians want to see change. The rally outside the Ukrainian parliament was called by several political parties including Saakashvili’s party who used the opportunity to rally supporters after dramatically returning to Ukraine in September.

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters force their way into Ukraine in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out.

Ukraine blocks train as stateless Saakashvili attempts re-entry

Ukrainian authorities block a train in Poland carrying stateless former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili as the firebrand politician attempted to return to Ukraine to reclaim his citizenship there, stripped by President Petro Poroshenko in a bitter row.

Despite risks, stateless Saakashvili to attempt Ukraine entry

Stateless former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili says he is determined to return to Ukraine on Sunday, to reclaim the Ukrainian citizenship which was stripped from him, although he runs the risk of being arrested at Tbilisi’s request. IMAGES

Risking jail, Saakashvili says he’s “not afraid” of entering Ukraine

Stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship by President Petro Poroshenko, exiled former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili says he is ‘not afraid of returning to Ukraine where he risks arrest and then extradition to Georgia.

Odessa’s Georgian Leader: The Governor

Ukraine’s government has found a novel way of trying to deal with corruption. They’ve hired a number of foreigners to head government agencies, ministries and even an entire region, in the hopes that their status as outsiders will make them less susceptible to the temptation to award contracts to their best friends, who presumably are not in Ukraine. In the port of Odessa, Mikheil Saakashvili has been appointed governor of the city and the surrounding region. Saakashvili was once the president of Georgia, but fled the country when a new government pressed charges of corruption against him. VICE News’ Simon Ostrovsky spent a day with with the president-turned-governor to find out how he was handling his new job.

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