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Georgian Ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili Vows to Tackle Corruption in Ukraine

10 Aug 2015 11:28 AM | Anonymous

For residents of this small town in southern Ukraine, the new regional governor’s inaugural visit was surprising: He came not in an official motorcade, but on a cramped minibus. Mikheil Saakashvili, the recently appointed governor of Odessa oblast, had squeezed into the cheap van, paying the roughly $1 fare from Odessa to attend a town-hall meeting on Tuesday. Seeing a regional governor on humble public transport is an unusual sight in any part of the world. But even more strikingly, Mr. Saakashvili is a former head of state.    The Wall Street Journal.   Read More


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