RFE/RL: How Saakashvili and Poroshenko got themselves into this mess

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The adventures of Mikheil Saakashvili reached new heights this week when masked Ukrainian security agents broke down his apartment door and eventually apprehended him on the building’s rooftop, where he screamed insults about onetime ally President Petro Poroshenko to supporters on the street below.

The agents hauled the Tbilisi-born Saakashvili into a police van but couldn’t get him out of the scrum as hundreds of Saakashvili supporters rushed to the scene to prevent them from taking the onetime Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region away. The van only made it as far as the corner before it was forced to stop near a Catholic church and about 100 meters from the capital’s European Square.

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