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Saakashvili deported from Ukraine after 'kidnapping'

Mikheil Saakashvili, a Ukrainian opposition leader and a former president of Georgia, says he has been kidnapped in Kiev and sent to Poland. Security footage showed Saakashvili being dragged from a restaurant by men in military uniforms.

    Mikheil Saakashvili, a Ukrainian opposition leader and a former president of Georgia, says he has been kidnapped in Kiev and sent to Poland. Security footage showed Saakashvili being dragged from a restaurant by men in military uniforms.

    It later emerged this was a government operation to deport him.

    Saakashvili was a marked man in Ukraine for rallying against President Petro Poroshenko.

     

    Al Jazeera's Charlotte Bellis explains.


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