Saakashvili Threatens to Jump off of Building in Kyiv

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former President of Georgia, has threatened to jump off of a building in Kiev this morning, whilst being televised live on Ukrainian TV. 

According to his close associate David Sakvarelidze, at approximately 7am local time, government prosecutors appeared at his home in the Ukrainian capital. They had tried to force entry and conduct a search of his apartment, he added.  

Emergency services appeared at the scene, and tried to negotiate with him. It appears they used to force to remove the former President of Georgia from the rooftop to stop him endangering himself. Media reports that Saakshvili has now been detained by authorities. 

It is a known fact that Saakashvili is in direct conflict with Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko. Mr Poroshenko has not been afraid to use governmental bodies such as the prosecutor’s office against him.

The controversial Georgian politician was the driving force behind an opposition “March for Impeachment” on 3 December.

Source: The Independent

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05 December 2017 12:53