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  1. Ukraine: Can Saakashvili Perform Reform Magic on Odessa?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | EurasiaNet

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meet with Odessa residents on May 30. Saakashvili, who was newly appointed governor of Ukraine's strategic Black Sea region of Odessa, is expected to bring a similar governing style as he introduced to Georgia more that a decade ago - slash government-staff, hire more young people, stamp out corruption, and upgrade infrastructure. There was little doubt Mikheil Saakashvili had a second political act in him after leaving the presidency of Georgia in 2013.

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  2. Odessa's new governor Saakashvili splits opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... exists, and the two men need to keep their their lines of communication open. The question is whether Mikheil Saakashvili's strident anti-Putinism, now given a very public forum, could disrupt the delicate balance in Ukrainian-Russian affairs. Both ...

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  3. Saakashvili Named Governor of Odessa, Tajik Top Cop Defects to ISRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Transitions Online

    Plus, Russian TV revises history of 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion, and scientists are helpless against mass die-off of Central Asia's endangered antelopes. Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili will give up his Georgian citizenship now that he has been named governor of Ukraine's Odessa region and granted Ukrainian citizenship, the BBC reports .

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  4. Can Georgia's Former Pres Rescue Ukraine?Read the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics

    Just eight months ago, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili languished in Brooklyn, "plotting a triumphant return" to his homeland, according to the New York Times. As of last weekend, however, he is a citizen of Ukraine and governor of Odessa, a region in the southwest of that country.

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  5. Good Lord Is This WeirdRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Talking Points Memo

    ... Georgians Now"? Well, even the Georgians aren't Georgians now. Or at least not Georgia's then-President Mikheil Saakashvili. The last we heard of him he was living in "self-imposed exile" as a Brooklyn hipster after getting run out of the country ...

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  6. Ex-Georgia head gives up citizenshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | BBC News

    Georgian ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili says he is giving up Georgian citizenship as he becomes governor of Ukraine's Odessa region. Mr Saakashvili told the BBC a Georgian passport meant "guaranteed imprisonment" there as the authorities pursued criminal charges against him.

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  7. Mixed Feelings In Odesa Over Saakashvili As GovernorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Weekday Magazine

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko presents former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as the governor of Odesa on May 30, 2015. To say that Mikheil Saakashvili's appointment as governor of Odesa Oblast took Ukrainians by surprise would be an understatement.

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  8. The Georgian Invasion of OdessaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The New York Observer

    In one of the stranger developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko recently appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of the Odessa region. Mr. Saakasvhili, who had served as his country's President between 2004-2013, had been spending his days since leaving office alternating between being one the world's most outspoken supporters of Ukraine's struggle against Russia , and enjoying a hipster lifestyle of semi-retirement in Brooklyn .

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  9. Mikheil Saakashvili: Ukrainian on the Outside, Georgian on the Inside?Read the original story

    Monday | EurasiaNet

    Leave it to Georgia's 47-year-old ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili, never one to do things by the book, to become, it appears, the first former head of state to give up his own country's citizenship so that he can act as a regional governor in another country. But Saakashvili, showing up for work in jeans on Sunday, May 31 as the new head of the Ukrainian region of Odessa, takes it in stride.

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  10. Former Georgian president Saakashvili sings Ukraine anthemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Reuters

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili appointed a new governor of Ukraine's Odessa region sings the Ukrainian anthem at three o'clock in the morning surrounded by schoolchildren. Rough Cut .

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  11. Georgia threatens to strip ex-leader Saakashvili's citizenshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The Peninsula

    Georgia has threatened to revoke pro-Western former president Mikheil Saakashvili's citizenship after he was granted a Ukrainian passport and appointed as governor of the strategic Odessa region. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said Saakashvili's move, which according to the constitution, could lead to the loss of Georgian citizenship, "insulted our state."

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  12. Russia Claims To Have Scared Off U.S. Warship In Black SeaRead the original story

    Monday | EurasiaNet

    ... news agency Sputnik noted that: "The incident comes on the same day as fugitive Georgian ex-leader Mikheil Saakashvili's appointment as governor of Ukraine's Black Sea-bordering Odessa region." It did not elaborate on what the connection between the ...

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  13. 14:59 Ukraine names ex-Georgian president Saakashvili as Odessa governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | AkiPress

    Petro Poroshenko, the president of Ukraine, has appointed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region, reports The Guardian. Poroshenko made the announcement of Saakashvili's appointment standing alongside the Georgian at a ceremony in Odessa, where he described him as "a great friend of Ukraine".

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  14. [Ticker] Ukraine appoints Georgian ex-president as governorRead the original story

    Sunday | EUobserver

    Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia between 2004 and 2013, has been appointed governor of the southern Ukrainian province Odessa on Saturday. Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko said the pro-Western Saakashvili is "a great friend of Ukraine".

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  15. Ukraine Names Georgia's Saakashvili as Governor of Black Sea HotspotRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 31 | Big News Network.com

    ... on behalf of Big News Network. KYIV - Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko has appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili to be governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region, in a surprise move that is certain to raise hackles in Moscow. President ...

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  16. Russian Authorities Scoff as Saakashvili Named Odessa Region GovernorRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 31 | The St. Petersburg Times

    The appointment of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as the head of Ukraine's Odessa region Saturday was met with skepticism by Russian officials, who have a long history of deriding the pro-Western figure. Saakashvili has been among Russia's harshest critics over its annexation of Crimea last year and its alleged role in supporting the pro-Russian rebels of eastern Ukraine.

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  17. Senator Dobrynin urges Russian politicians not to overplay "Saakashvili theme"Read the original story

    Saturday May 30 | Interfax

    MOSCOW. May 31 - The Federation Council, the upper house of parliament, does not think too much attention should be paid to former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili's appointment as governor of the Odesa region.

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  18. Ukraine makes Georgia ex-president governorRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 30 | KMBC-TV

    He'd been a thorn in Vladimir Putin's side as president of Georgia, then became an even more vocal and damning critic after leaving office. Now Mikheil Saakashvili is back -- in a new country, with a new role unlikely to please the Russian leader.

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  19. Self-exiled former Georgia president returns as governor in UkraineRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 30 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... at Tufts University, or to residents of Brooklyn, as the man about Williamsburg in fluorescent shoes. Mikheil Saakashvili, the pro-Western ex-president of the small former Soviet country brazen enough to start a war with Russia in 2008, has tried to ... 1 comment

  20. Former Georgian President Saakashvili appointed governor of Ukraine's OdesaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 30 | Globe and Mail

    Citizens greet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, left, and Mikhail Saakashvili, second left, a newly appointed governor of Odessa region, in Odessa, Ukraine, Saturday, May 30, 2015. Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled south-west Odessa region.

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