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Former governor Mikheil Saakashvili 'forces entry' to Ukraine
World | politics | 17:51, 11 September 2017 | 795
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AKIPRESS.COM - Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia's ex-president and one-time regional governor in Ukraine, has crossed into the country, helped by hundreds of his supporters, BBC reported.

Mr Saakashvili said he was unexpectedly swept over the border by a crowd, angry that the crossing was closed.

"They swept us up and carried us into Ukraine," he said.

Ukrainian officials say he entered illegally, and 16 border guards and National guardsmen were injured.

There were scuffles at the border between Mr Saakashvili's supporters and border officials, Ukraine says.

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