How Far Can Saakashvili Stretch between Ukraine and Georgia?
Like some human Stretch Armstrong doll, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili might have to stretch pretty far to play a political role in both Ukraine and Georgia after resigning from a key Ukrainian governorship on November 7.
At least one spectator, Russia, is likely to enjoy the sight, however. Particularly if the longtime nemesis of Russian President Vladimir Putin splits in the middle.
Saakashvili's angry resignation as governor of the Ukrainian port city of Odesa raised fresh questions about whether the reforms of Ukraine's pro-Western government, no friend of Moscow, are all they're cracked up to be.
“How much can you lie and cheat?” the 48-year-old governor asked in a diatribe about Ukrainian corruption aimed both at his onetime university classmate, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, and the president's political pals.
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