Ex-governor Mikheil Saakashvili 'forces entry' to Ukraine

Saakashvili was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship earlier this year

Saakashvili divides opinion. Supporters see him as a fearless crusader against corruption but critics say there is little substance behind his blustery rhetoric.

Mikhail Saakashvili, who is known for his tie-chewing habit, stated that he lost his Ukrainian passport, which was a legal way for him to enter. The former Georgian president, who left office after two terms, contends those claims are politically motivated.

Saakashvili, a disgraced politician, boarded an Intercity train in Poland to travel to Ukraine's Lvov, but the train was delayed "because of a passenger without a right to enter the territory of Ukraine".

Saakashvili was then reported to be meeting with Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi late Sunday night.

Yesterday he illegally and forcefully crossed the Ukrainian-Polish border.

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Thousands of Saakashvili's supporters gathered on the Ukraine-Poland border on Sunday while prominent lawmakers, including former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, travelled with him from Poland.

"We hope we can still get there", Saakashvili told reporters at the Medica border crossing. "I demand to be let into my Ukraine", he said. "I have no idea where it is now". "We will perform border checks once the train departs", she said. Reports differ regarding how Saakashvili entered the country.

According to him, the inviolability of the state border is a constitutional principle. Georgia, where he faces accusations of abuse of power and misappropriation of property, has sent an extradition request to Ukraine.

The border breakthrough at the Medyka-Shehyni crossing point came after a day of drama and repeatedly changing travel plans. Saakashvili gave up his Georgian citizenship to take the job, where he rapidly began sweeping anti-corruption activities.

But in accepting Ukrainian citizenship, he surrendered his Georgian citizenship.

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But a bitter spat erupted in November 2016, a year after Poroshenko invited Saakashvili to be the governor of the region of Odessa to help drive reforms.

"Odessa will only develop once Kiev is freed from these corrupt politicians, who are sheltered by banditry and lawlessness", he added, calling those in the government elite "corrupt filth".

"He showed the scale of corruption of Ukraine".

The main mistake, undoubtedly, was made when Poroshenko revoked Saakashvili's citizenship.

The failure to stop Mr Saakashvili from returning was an embarrassment for Kiev and another headache for a leader fighting a Russian-backed insurgency and trying to restart a struggling economy. "Poroshenko chose his friends based on who had money".

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