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The former Governor of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili can return to Ukraine on may 29. It is reported by UNN with reference to the sources.
“Mikhail Saakashvili decided to return to Ukraine in the coming days. His arrival is expected on Wednesday,” — said in the message.
22 may, the former President of Georgia appealed to the new head of state, Vladimir Zelensky with a request to return him to Ukrainian citizenship. The day before he responded to the call of the Ukrainian leader to return to the country, calling Ukraine their second homeland.
May 16 reported on the return to Ukraine oligarch and politician Igor Kolomoisky. He later explained that he plans to hold the country’s next five years. He stressed that the decision is not connected with its relations with Zelensky.
In may 2015, Poroshenko appointed Saakashvili, Chairman of the Odessa regional state administration, a position the former President of Georgia took a year and a half. In the summer of 2017, Poroshenko has deprived Saakashvili, who at that time joined the opposition to the President, Ukrainian citizenship. In February 2018, the Ukrainian intelligence services detained Saakashvili, expelled it from the territory of Ukraine and banned him from entering the country until 2021.
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