Former Georgian president leads opposition march in Kiev against Poroshenko

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November 12, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

KIEV, Ukraine – Hundreds of people marched through Kiev to demand the impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday. 

The rally was headed by Mikhail Saakashvili, the leader of the Ukrainian opposition movement ‘Movement of the New Forces’ and President of the Republic of Georgia from 2004 to 2013.

He then renounced his Georgian citizenship in 2015 so he could be appointed by Poroshenko as the governor of Odessa, however he resigned in November 2016, saying that his reform efforts had been blocked by Poroshenko’s allies.

Poroshenko then revoked Saakshvili’s Ukrainian citizenship in June 2017, leaving him stateless, a move he’s contesting in court.

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The march ended in front of parliament, where protesters sang national songs and waved national flags, and flags of the New Forces Movement party.

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