Ukraine: 'We will win' — Saakashvili promises change upon leaving court

Former Georgian President and Governor of Odessa Mikhail Saakashvili vowed to continue his fight as opposition leader to the Ukrainian government after being released from court in Kiev on Friday. Saakashvili addressed a crowd of hundreds of supporters upon his release from the courtroom in Kiev, declaring to his followers that “we will win.” «When they took me to this prison, when they... Еще wanted to close it today and said that I would not leave the house. But this did not work out, it did not work out, which means that in the future it will not work either. Everything will come out, we will win, I am completely with you, I cannot live without you now,» the governor of Odessa said. On Tuesday, Saakashvili had threatened to jump off his apartment building as security services searched his home as part of a criminal investigation, before he was eventually brought down and detained. The van that was supposed to take Saakashvili away was then intercepted by throngs of his supporters, leading to a one-hour standoff between protesters and security services that saw Saakashvili let loose. Saakashvili, president of Georgia between 2004 and 2013, went on to establish the Ukrainian opposition movement 'Movement of the New Forces’ in February 2017, conducting a campaign against endemic official corruption in Ukraine and calling for the instalment of anti-corruption courts.


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