Ukrainian protesters free former Georgian leader Saakashvili after detention by authorities

Masked Ukrainian officers arrived at Mikheil Saakashvili’s apartment building in Kiev Tuesday and took the former Georgian president-turned-stateless man into custody despite him climbing on the rooftop to address supporters. But after authorities loaded Saakashvili into a van, they were unable to drive away, as Saakashvili’s supporters blocked the vehicle’s path for hours. Eventually Saakashvili was freed, and he repeated his calls for protests to remove Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko from power, the Washington Post reports.


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