Caught in a surreal bubble of statelessness, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has pledged to return to Ukraine from his forced exile in New York and take on those who have tried to get rid of him. But first, he needs to figure out his legal status. And that could prove an even bigger fight.
On July 26, Ukraine canceled the last citizenship that Saakashvili had. Its border boss has said he won’t be allowed back into the country. And even if he does manage it, he may be extradited to Georgia, the country’s prosecutor general has underlined.
In Saakashvili’s native Georgia, where he has been wanted on criminal charges since 2014, the government has stated it may seek Saakashvili’s extradition from the US.
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