Mikheil Saakashvili Enters Ukrainian Territory
Chanting “Glory to Ukraine!” and “Misha, Misha, Misha!” a crowd of Mikheil Saakashvili’s male supporters on September 10 broke through a security cordon at a Ukrainian border-point to pull the embattled opposition leader from no-man’s-land between Poland and Ukraine onto Ukrainian territory.
Saakashvili, 49, was last shown being bundled onto a bus reportedly provided by his supporters at the Shehyni checkpoint. Its direction was unclear.
The literal breakthrough came after a day-long attempt by Saakashvili, by both bus and train, to enter Ukraine from Poland after losing his Ukrainian citizenship in July.
Kyiv charges that he had not stated in his citizenship application that he faced a criminal investigation in Georgia. Saakashvili, the ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, and his supporters have rejected the claim as an attempt to push him out of Ukrainian politics.
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