Ukraine Offers Government Posts to Georgia's Ex-President Saakashvili, Other Former Officials
Ukraine thinks it could use a little bit of Misha — that is, ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili — to fix its dyed-in-the-wool corruption problems. And not only Misha. Several former officials from Saakashvili’s 2004-2012 administration also reportedly have been offered important jobs in Ukraine’s post-Maidan government.
Misha told Georgian television on December 1 that he had turned down the offer to be Ukraine’s deputy prime minister since he did not want to give up his Georgian citizenship. (Georgia does not allow multiple citizenships, although has selectively enforced that in the past. Ukrainian citizenship is required to hold a post in the Ukrainian government. )
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