December 6, 2017

Ex-president of Georgia freed after dramatic standoff in Kiev

Mikheil Saakashvili threatens to jump from roof before being detained then released in security forces standoff with supporters

Ukraine’s prosecutor general has called Mikheil Saakashvili a “fugitive from justice” after security service agents detained the former Georgian president at his Kiev apartment, only for him to escape into an angry crowd of supporters. Read more.


- Saakashvili's Ups & Downs: From eating tie to Kiev rooftop (video) - RT
- ‘Freed’ by crowd, Saakashvili marches to parliament, calls for Poroshenko’s impeachment - Kyiv Post

- Ukrainian protesters free former Georgian leader Saakashvili from detention (video) - Washington Post
- Supporters Free Ex-Georgian Leader Saakashvili From Ukrainian Police Amid Chaotic Scenes - NY Times

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