KIEV — Mikheil Saakashvili’s return to Ukraine will have ramifications for the former Georgian president and for his adopted homeland. The question is not whether Saakashvili will cause disruption, but how much?
Within hours of his return, the man known to his supporters as “Misha” had already galvanized anti-government forces to promise a “unified democratic opposition” and angered his ally-turned-rival President Petro Poroshenko, who could have him arrested or deported.
Saakashvili — who became a Ukrainian citizen two years ago and was made governor of the Odessa region, only to have his Ukrainian citizenship revoked in July, leaving him stateless — entered …read more
Source: POLITICO – Europe Edition