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Stateless ex-President of Georgia and ex-governor of Odessa is in Poland



Bobko 5 | 100    
16 Aug 2017  #1

Mikheil Saakashvili is a tragic figure. Once a universally praised reformist president, he had to leave Georgia after his party lost elections in 2013 and the new folks in power opened criminal investigations against him. He was soon granted Ukrainian citizenship personally by President Petro Poroshenko in 2014 (the two went to university together), and was quickly appointed to governor of Odessa Oblast with extraordinary powers. These powers included local customs officials reporting directly to him, rather than to Kiev (ostensibly to combat graft), as well as the power to appoint the local state prosecutor (in all other regions he/she is appointed by prosecutor general in Kiev). By receiving this new Ukrainian citizenship, Saakashvili automatically lost his Georgian one.

After two years of epic squabbling and finger-pointing, Saakashvili had completely fallen out with his buddies in the government. Two weeks ago, while Saakashvili was in New York, President Petro Poroshenko stripped Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship - officially turning him into a stateless person.

Somehow, he has managed to arrive in Poland, and has recently spoken at an event where he threatened to enter Ukraine in the coming days and begin actions aimed at forcing snap elections and replacing the current government. The Ukrainian immigration officials said that if he attempts to enter the country this will be considered a breach of the law, and he will be arrested.

Why is Poland allowing this person to be in the country, while it is officially friendly with the current Kiev regime?

eurasianet.org/node/84661
intellinews.com/stateless-saakashvili-resurfaces-in-poland-georgia-petitions-warsaw-for-extradition-126759


dudar - | 25    
17 Aug 2017  #2

Saakashvili didn't fit the current Kiev regime because he criticized it for corruption and many other things - the main reason why he lost his Ukrainian citizenship. After it happened, Saakashvili began to criticize Ukraine's authorities with renewed vigour. Saakashvili even plans to replace Poroshenko after getting his Ukrainian citizenship back... And I can't say he is friendly with Kiev right now. The funny thing is that in Georgia, where a few criminal cases initiated against Saakashvili, people are ok with his status of man who has no citizenship at all... Still it is a big question why Poland allowed him to come.
OP Bobko 5 | 100    
25 Aug 2017  #3

Still it is a big question why Poland allowed him to come.

Perhaps it is a signal of displeasure intended for Kiev.
OP Bobko 5 | 100    
8 Sep 2017  #4

rferl.org/a/ukraine-georgia-saakashvili-bracing-for-return/28724787.html

This Sunday Saakashvilli is planning to enter Ukraine through the Krakovets border crossing in the Lviv region. Earlier this week Georgian authorities filed a formal extradition request, which one would think, can be acted upon promptly if the Ukrainian government so chooses. So far they have been vague on the consequences, rather putting more efforts into dissuading him from entering the country.

Prominent Ukrainian opposition politicians and EU parliamentarians have agreed to escort Saakashvilli through the border crossing.
Crow 137 | 5,899    
9 Sep 2017  #5

Why is Poland allowing this person to be in the country, while it is officially friendly with the current Kiev regime?

Answer is simple. Saakashvili works for specific USA and western European circles and, official Poland, being obedient, accepting everything that coming from those circles, this creature included.

Perhaps it is a signal of displeasure intended for Kiev.

No. It can be understand this way or another. It can appear whatever we imagine but, only as the collateral effect. Primary reason is as I said in previous quote- to satisfy some people who dictate politics of official Poland (of previous Polish government and new one).

You want to found what political force in Poland tries to focus on Poland`s and Polish interests? Search for that force among any political party and movement that suggest good relations with Hungary and Serbia.

Prominent Ukrainian opposition politicians and EU parliamentarians have agreed to escort Saakashvilli through the border crossing.

See, that is that link. Servants of those specific circles helping to creature.
Crow 137 | 5,899    
10 Sep 2017  #6

On the other side, better stateless then sexless.
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This is madness. I just learned that Saakashvili personally invading Ukraine, in attempt to enter country by force. Julia Timoshenko is with him.

By the God, how did official Poland manage to surround itself with those imbeciles, to let them in Poland???? Are we all in twilight zone?
OP Bobko 5 | 100    
12 Sep 2017  #7

Is this getting any coverage in Polish media?

It's been an interesting weekend. Initially Saakashvilli and a bunch of supporters got on the Przemyƛl-Lviv Intercity train, which successfully left the platform. Then it was stopped, and the dispatcher announced that it would not continue until a person on board who was barred entry into the Ukraine (Saakashvilli) would disembark.

Saakashvilli on train

After a standoff lasting a couple of hours, Saakashvili and Co. turned around and decided to try entering through the Medyka-Shehyni border checkpoint by bus (about 30 km away from the Krakovets rail border checkpoint). There they were barred by border patrol with barbed wire and mines!!! Yes mines! At least that is what the border patrol declared. After a few hours, and the arrival of a Ukrainian border patrol general, the situation was super tense. And then, at one point, Saakashvilli's supporters, including former Primer Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, rushed the border checkpoint, overwhelming the guards and successfully entering Ukraine. In the process around 200 people entered Ukraine without any kind of border processing.

Now the circus enters a new, more dangerous phase, as the President and his team begin to circle the wagons for a fight with Saakashvilli. Great stuff!

Now what is Poland's role in all this? It seems to have adopted a most curious position.
OP Bobko 5 | 100    
12 Sep 2017  #8

Saakashvilli



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