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Thumbs up Saakashvili to Lead Ukraine’s Odessa Region

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Mikhail Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who has been working with Ukraine’s president as a nonstaff adviser since February, will be appointed as leader of the country’s Odessa region, multiple sources confirm.

According to RBC.ua, a source in the presidential administration confirmed Friday that President Petro Poroshenko signed the decree. A spokesman for the Odessa region administration announced that Saakashvili on Saturday will be presented as the new head of the region.
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Certainly a good news. Ukrainians are once more shown their place in the order of things.
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Hate to break it to you but, the former president of Georgia running from prosecution in his country, Mikheil Saakashvili, is not a member of the Georgian noble House of Shalikashvili.
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Hate to break it to you but, the former president of Georgia running from prosecution in his country, Mikheil Saakashvili, is not a member of the Georgian noble House of Shalikashvili.
Hate to break it to you but IRDGAS.
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Hate to break it to you but, the former president of Georgia running from prosecution in his country, Mikheil Saakashvili, is not a member of the Georgian noble House of Shalikashvili.
It seems fitting - or maybe just not surprising - for Ukraine to bring in a foreigner with a checkered past to run one of their provinces.
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It's quite an odd turn of events. Why would they want him?
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Must run in the family.

John, this fine officer is not related to the other fellow in fact. Names are actually different (Shalikashvili vs. Saakashvili) and while this fellow had royal blood the other guy is just a crooked politician like you find everywhere from the Moskva to the Potomac
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John, this fine officer is not related to the other fellow in fact. Names are actually different (Shalikashvili vs. Saakashvili) and while this fellow had royal blood the other guy is just a crooked politician like you find everywhere from the Moskva to the Potomac
Why should an American care about the names of some Armenian guys ?
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Cool, my childhood hero has finally found himself meaningful employment!

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Mikhail Saakashvili: former Odessa governor took 40 armored personnel carriers from the city:
http://russian.rt.com/article/99143
After being appointed a new Odessa governor Saakashvili received a report that the city police possesses 40 BTR type armored vehicles.
"My police has 40 BTRs. I was very glad to hear that - we've got some forces. The new chief of police asked where they were. But BTRs belonged to a private person and were taken away, they answered to him"
I wonder if Ukraine has retained nuclear weapons would they end up belonging to some private person as well.

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Mikhail Saakashvili: former Odessa governor took 40 armored personnel carriers from the city:
http://russian.rt.com/article/99143
After being appointed a new Odessa governor Saakashvili received a report that the city police possesses 40 BTR type armored vehicles.
"My police has 40 BTRs. I was very glad to hear that - we've got some forces. The new chief of police asked where they were? But BTRs belonged to a private person and were taken away, they answered to him"
I wonder if Ukraine has retained nuclear weapons would they end up belonging to some private person as well.
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It's not like you cannot buy them :

http://rst.ua/oldcars/specialtech/btr/
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There are words about privately owned tanks from what I can see:

According to the governor of the Ukrainian-controlled part of the Lugansk region a sergeant-major from the former Aidar volunteer battalion was arrested by police this Monday. The man had a small arsenal in his car (5 AK automatic rifles, Kalashnikov light machine gun, a pistol and various ammo). After interrogation the man has revealed a BMP armored vehicles hidden near Svatovo town. He also promised to show a tank hidden in another place
http://www.moskal.in.ua/index.php?ca...s&news_id=1843
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