Saakashvili Rallies Supporters in Western Ukraine, Vows to Help Solve Country's 'Political Crisis'

2017/9/14 11:40:01

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili speaks to the media in the western city of Lviv on September 12.


From RFE/RL, Sep 13, 2017


Mikheil Saakashvili has told a rally in western Ukraine that he had returned to the country to help solve the country’s “political crisis” and that he intends to travel to Kyiv next week.


Speaking in both Ukrainian and Russian, the ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region and former president of Georgia told a crowd of supporters in the city of Chernivtsi on September 13 that he returned to the country this week “not simply” to challenge the revocation of his Ukrainian citizenship.


"I returned to Ukraine, together with you, to resolve the main issue: how to get out of the political crisis that currently exists in the country," he added.


Saakashvili -- formerly Georgian, then Ukrainian -- has been a stateless person since President Petro Poroshenko stripped his Ukrainian citizenship in July.


He said in Chernivtsi that he would "travel to several other cities" to rally support before moving on to Kyiv on September 19, saying the capital "urgently needs to be saved."


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