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00:00:00
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> So why has a crowd of supporters barge their way illegally into Ukraine. Border's Margarita is there.
00:00:28
>> We can only speculate over the question about goals. What he claims is that Ukraine President Petrel Porshanko is trying to get free of a powerful political opponent. It is obvious that Saakashvili wants to remain in Ukrainian politics as in Georgia, which is his home country, he has no political future at all.
00:00:48
And what's happening around him within the past couple of days gives him a lot of Media exposure.>> Saakashvili and Poroshenko were once close allies. They've known each other since they were students, and it was Poroshenko who tapped the Georgian to help drive reforms after the preceding Kiev government was ousted an protests calling for closer ties to the west and stamping out corruption.
00:01:11
Inmet Saakashvili losing his Georgian citizenship in the process and he can't go back now because he's an outlaw on corruption charges he says are politically motivated. The romance ended when Saakashvili accused the president of abetting corruption himself, and he was deemed persona non grata in retaliation.>> Is not in favor of the current Kiev authorities.
00:01:32
Many people believe that citizenship was an illegal act by the president. Saakashvili mentioned many times earlier that he wants to call for snap parliament elections this autumn. So in this case timing is just perfect to draw more attention to Saakashvili as a political figure. So far the government has acted with restraint, and Saakashvili doesn't have the poll numbers to directly challenge his former friend.
00:01:56
For now, another headache for the government in Kiev already dealing with the fallout of Russia's annexation of Crimea.