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Runaway former Georgian president appointed to chair Ukraine’s Council for Reforms

Mikheil Saakashvili and John McCain. Photo by etoday.ru

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed runaway former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili as Chairman of the Advisory International Council for Reforms.

According to the website of the Ukrainian president, the council comprises US Senator John McCain, European parliamentarian Jacek Sarius–Volsky and a number of former EU ministers, including former Prime Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt. All of them are openly anti-Russian.

The council is part of the Ukrainian President’s staff and is supposed to draft recommendations concerning reforms in Ukraine.

Saakashvili is facing charges of abusing his office when dispersing peaceful opposition demonstrators in Tbilisi on Nov 7 2007. The trial of Saakashvili’s case kicked off in Tbilisi on Apr 28 but Saakashvili refused to take part in it even through Skype. If found guilty, the former Georgian president may face eight years in jail.

As EADaily reported earlier, Ukraine refused to extradite Saakashvili to Georgia.

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