What Is An Ex-Georgian President Doing Camping Outside Ukraine’s Parliament?

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili talks on a cellphone at a barricade in front of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, where his supporters are camping.

Once president of Georgia, then a governor in Ukraine, now stateless, Mikhail Saakashvili is leading protests — when he’s not dodging the police. And this colorful figure’s got quite the backstory.

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