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Saakashvili Goes to Poland, but How?

Mikheil Saakashvili has long had a reputation for pulling off the unexpected, and, this time, he’s done it again, with a trip from the US to Poland shortly after having lost his Ukrainian citizenship, his only form of citizenship and the basis for his passport.

The former Georgian president made the trip to take part in anniversary ceremonies for the August 4, 1944 uprising in Warsaw against Nazi Germany. In a speech for the occasion, posted on Saakashvili’s Facebook page, he declared that “I come to Poland for inspiration. I come to Poland to pay respect. I come to Poland to recharge myself because that’s where the greatest source of freedom and inspiration is . . .”

The question is, though, how he came to Poland.

In an interview with Ukraine’s 24 Kanal news channel late on August 4, Saakashvili stated that he traveled with his Ukrainian passport.

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