aos in Ukraine, as supporters of the former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili clash with police. Moments before, police dragged Saakashvili from an apartment in the capital. On suspicion of assisting a criminal organization linked to a Ukrainian Former President. Who planned to overthrow the government. Saakashvili's supporters eventually freed him from a police van.
A V for victory, handcuffs still dangling. He then led his supporters towards Parliament, with a defiant call for Ukraine's Pesident Petro Poroshenko to be removed from office. The attempted detention of Saakashvili is the latest twist in a prolonged feud. Between Ukrainian authorities and the former Georgian Leader. He was invited by Poroshenko to become a regional governor after protests in 2014 ousted the pro Russian president.
But the two quickly fell out as Saakashvili accused his one time patron of corruption. Saakashvili made a dramatic return to Ukraine in September. By barging his way across the border from Poland. He's also wanted in Georgia on criminal charges, which he says were trumped up for political reasons.
Supporters see him as a fearless crusader against corruption. His critics say he has little substance. Prosecutors have given him a 24-hour deadline to turn himself in.