Saakashvili Says He’s Received Permission To Stay In Ukraine
Declares Citizenship Is His Goal
Former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili declared today he has received permission to stay in Ukraine from the appropriate government authorities. The former mayor of Odessa had his citizenship revoked earlier this year. He left the country and then returned, crossing the border illegally. He has been campaigning against the corruption of the Ukrainian government since and has formed a new political movement within the country.
“Today, I finally received a document from the migration service that certifies that I have been on Ukrainian territory legally. Of course, I’m not satisfied, but I’m going through the court to restore my citizenship,” he posted on his Facebook page.