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Governor Saakashvili?

This covers the whole province, not just the city. RT, May 30 Ex-Georgian president, wanted at home, becomes governor in Ukraine It was Poroshenko's own decision, to highlight that they were friends from university days (I studied Mikhail's college years a bit here, about a decade ago). Poroshenko says Saakashvili had changed his country "in the direction of transparency, effectiveness, anti-corruption, appeal for foreign investors, fair justice, protection of citizen's rights, democracy," all things he wants for Odessa. "Appeal for foreign investors" might refer to his alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Georgia's treasury before he fled abroad - he says that was his way of attracting investors. Also, as Georgia's president "Saakashvili personally controlled the country's special forces," which he allegedly used to quell dissent and steal peoples' money - experience in direct management that might prove useful in a sometimes-restive region like this. He is a Ukrainian citizen now, in case that matters - presidential decree, earlier in the day. --Caustic Logic (talk) 11:24, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

But he isn't a Georgian citizen anymore now, apparently. Which is quite remarkable. For me it smells of desperation. I mean, Sackarschwilli, really? --CE (talk) 11:42, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Follow-up from today says he's still formally Georgian citizen. Justice minister: "Let this issue hang over his head like a sword of Damocles. This is a political decision and we will make it when it is necessary" Tee-hee. --CE (talk) 11:49, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
  • "Saakashvili, who has been charged with numerous crimes against Georgian people, has been appointed governor of Odessa, where neo-Nazis burned people with impunity. Deep symbolism of Kyiv-style democracy, which the West is still observing with shameful amiability" - Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner on Human Rights, Democracy, and the Rule of Law Konstantin Dolgov Interfax --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:12, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
  • "This is like Serbia appointing Gavrilo Princip the mayor of Sarajevo" - Petri Krohn on Facebook --Caustic Logic (talk) 13:12, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

24 March 2015 Fontana brawl

Who is who?
This morning at 8 Fontana in Odessa was a mass brawl at 8 stations Fountain in the park Youth Odessa citizens and activists stopped the illegal construction. In the morning, local residents discovered buildings erected on the site of the fence, as well as about 60 people armed guards and builders. Arrived at the scene Self-Odessa, AutoMaidan and RSL. Representatives of the Self-Defense began to break the fence construction, because of what the guards began to use smoke bombs against people, despite the fact that the place were civilians and children. The result was a mass brawl ensued with the use of traumatic weapons. Many of the guards, who were employees of the security company "Center", were wounded and injured. At the moment they are receiving medical care. According to activists, and by a representative of self-construction in the park stopped.
According to the local edition of "Timer" activists "right quadrant" and "Self Defense" attacked the construction site in the park "Youth" and defeated it. "The two sides clashed, a decisive victory which won activists" Euromaidan "- said in a statement. The collision was violent enough, in particular, gunfire was heard (apparently from a traumatic weapons), there are victims," ​​- added to the message . In addition, according to the publication, it is one of the controversial areas previously classified to the park, but later privatized group of persons. At one of these sites, according to the "Timer", owned in-law of the mayor Iljichiovsk again tried to start construction of a house: the plot fenced fence and even began to excavate. Local residents appealed for help in "self-defense", while the developer has caused employees of the security company "Center".
Mass brawl with shooting. Youth Park at the eighth station Fontana was surrounded by a fence, began to cut down trees and excavate. Locals with Self-Defence of Odessa decided to prevent this. Flashed a fierce fight with the protection of the object. In the course went stones, smoke bombs and traumatic weapons. Several people have been severely affected. The result - the fence was torn down and destroyed the building site. As it was - seen our correspondents.