Saakashvili Rejects Refugee Status After Loss of Ukrainian Citizenship
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He faces extradition to Georgia if he ventures back into Ukraine, local lawmaker Serhiy Leshchenko said. Saakashvili had his Georgian passport revoked after he was named governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region in 2015.
The politician is wanted in Georgia for several alleged felonies, including the embezzlement of $5 million in state funds, accusations that he claims were fabricated.