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Saakashvili assails Ukraine president at mass Kiev rally

Kiev - Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili told a mass rally in Kiev on Tuesday that President Petro Poroshenko needed to quit as activists set out demands for the government to tackle entrenched state graft.

Saakashvili vows Ukraine political comeback after return

Kiev - Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili vowed Monday to reclaim his place in Ukrainian politics after he defied the authorities and forced his way back into the conflict-riven country.

Ukraine vows punishments over Saakashvili border breach

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities on Monday vowed to punish those responsible after ex-Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili forced his way back into the country in the latest twist in a feud with President Petro Poroshenko.

Ex-Georgian president Saakashvili forces way into Ukraine

Medyka - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters forced their way into Ukraine on Sunday in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out.

Former Georgian president Saakashvili forces his way into Ukraine

Medyka - Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and hundreds of his supporters on Sunday forced their way into Ukraine in a bid by the firebrand politician to reclaim his citizenship stripped by President Petro Poroshenko after they fell out.

Saakashvili says determined to return to Ukraine Sunday

Varsovia - Exiled former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili said he was determined to return to Ukraine on Sunday, despite Tbilisi's request that Kiev detain and extradite him, amid his feud with the Ukrainian leader.

Georgia seeks Saakashvili's extradition from Ukraine

Kiev - Tbilisi has asked Kiev to extradite former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who is locked in a feud with Ukraine's leader, authorities said on Tuesday.

Ukraine to deport ex-Georgian leader's brother amid feud

Kiev - Ukrainian officials moved Saturday to deport the brother of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who is locked in a fierce feud with the country's leader Petro Poroshenko.

Stateless Saakashvili vows return to Ukraine next month

Varsovia - Georgia's exiled former president Mikheil Saakashvili, stripped of both his Georgian and Ukrainian citizenship, announced on Friday he would try to cross the border into Ukraine next month.

Georgian ex-leader vows court battle over Ukraine citizenship

Kiev - Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili on Tuesday pledged to fight a fierce court battle to reclaim his Ukrainian citizenship after political rival President Petro Poroshenko revoked his passport.

Ukraine strips Georgia's ex-leader Saakashvili of citzenship

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday he has stripped former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship, paving the way for his possible extradition to Georgia.

Georgia's ex-president vows to force early Ukraine elections

Kiev - Georgia's pro-Western former president Mikheil Saakashvili on Friday announced plans to create a new opposition movement in Ukraine that aims to topple the current leadership and force early elections.

Georgia revokes ex-president Saakashvili's citizenship

Tbili - Georgia on Friday stripped former leader and reformer Mikheil Saakashvili of his citizenship as he had acquired a Ukrainian passport to serve as governor of the strategic Odessa region.

Georgia's Saakashvili appointed aide to Ukraine leader

Kiev - Mikheil Saakashvili, the former fiercely pro-Western leader of Georgia, has been appointed an aide to the Ukraine president to help the war-torn country on its path to reform, officials said.

Georgian prosecutors summon ex-president Saakashvili

Tbilisi - Prosecutors in Georgia on Saturday said they have summoned ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili for questioning over a raft of criminal cases.Saakashvili has been told to appear on Thursday in connection with 10 cases, including a possible probe into the 2...

Georgian parliament grants amnesty to 3,500 prisoners

On Friday, Georgia’s parliament passed a law to pardon 3,500 prisoners, including those jailed under President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Op-Ed: Georgian demonstrators demand punishment of prison abusers

Tbilisi - The protests arose after graphic videos were published showing guards kicking and abusing prisoners. There is an election on October 1 and this scandal could hurt the chances of re-election for the pro-Western Saakashvili government.

Putin to Sarkozy: 'I want to hang Georgian president by the balls'

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin supposedly told French President Nicolas Sarkozy that he wanted to hang the Georgian President Michael Saakashvili “by the balls” for starting the war in S. Ossetia.

Ex-Defense Minister: Georgia's Saakashvili 'planned S. Ossetia invasion'

President Mikheil Saakasvili’s former defense minister said Saakashvili had long planned a military strike to seize back the breakaway region of South Ossetia. But because of poor planning, he made it easy for Russia to retaliate.
 

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Vladimir Putin discussing with Mikheil Saakashvili in 2006.
Vladimir Putin discussing with Mikheil Saakashvili in 2006.
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