​Fugitive ex-president appointed governor in Ukraine

The Ukrainian cabinet of ministers have appointed Mikhail Saakashvili as governor of Odessa, Ukraine.

​Fugitive ex-president appointed governor in Ukraine

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Ukrainian cabinet of ministers has nominated the former president of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, who has been placed on an international wanted list in his own country, as the governor of Ukraine’s coastal Odessa region.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was set to meet Saakashvili on Friday to approve his candidacy for the post before officially announcing the appointment, according to the presidential press-secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko.

The fugitive Georgian leader has already been granted Ukrainian citizenship, which makes him legally eligible for the post, according to Ukrainian journalist-turned-MP Sergey Leshchenko, who also confirmed Saakashvili’s appointment as Odessa governor.

Meanwhile Saakashvili himself said on Twitter that he “loves Odessa,” without elaborating further.



Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Mayıs 2015, 16:55