Saakashvili forced out of Ukraine, but for how long?

Ukrainian opposition leader in the Netherlands after deportation

After serving as president of Georgia for 10 years, Saakashvili was appointed as the governor of Ukraine's southern Odessa region by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in 2015 but he resigned the following year.

Kiev accuses Saakashvili, 50, of trying to stage a coup sponsored by allies of former Kremlin-backed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych - a charge he strongly denies.

But there was no immediate sign of public outcry, unlike in December when police tried to arrest Saakashvili but he escaped custody during street protests.

Saakashvili was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship while in the U.S.in mid-2017, rendering him stateless. In September, the court found Saakashvili guilty of illegally crossing the Ukrainian border.

"Any dissenting voices will be ruthlessly squashed", he said.

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A video posted on Saakashvili's official Facebook page showed several armed men in green military uniforms approaching a man lying on the floor of a restaurant.

According to Saakashvili, the document allows him to live and work in the EU.

Carl Bildt, a former Swedish prime minister, said on Twitter: "Depriving Saakashvili of his only citizenship was a clear violation of his human rights". "They will go to prison - not in Europe, but to Ukrainian jails", he said.

The former Georgian president, who was later a governor in Ukraine, had described his detention in Kiev by masked men and expulsion to Poland as a violation of global laws.

Saakashvili called on the European Union and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in particular, to support him in his anticorruption campaign against Poroshenko, but has received little backing from Western leaders who have become wary of his increasingly erratic behaviour. Dutch authorities have previously said he qualifies for a passport under national law.

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