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Ukraine: 'I'll keep these handcuffs. I'll save them for Poroshenko' - Saakashvili to supporters01:07

Ukraine: 'I'll keep these handcuffs. I'll save them for Poroshenko' - Saakashvili to supporters

Ukraine, Kiev
December 5, 2017 at 21:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former President of Georgia and Governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili said that the ongoing criminal investigation against him "is a dirty lying operation, completely fake," speaking to his supporters at a rally in Kiev on Tuesday.

The politician, who hours away was whisked away from detention by the Ukrainian security services by a mob of his supporters, was still wearing his handcuffs telling his supporters "I'll keep these handcuffs. I'll save them for Poroshenko for Lutsenko."

Earlier, Saakashvili threatened to jump off his apartment building as security services entered his flat in central Kiev before he was eventually brought down and detained. The van that was supposed to take Saakashvili away was intercepted by throngs of his supporters, leading to a one-hour standoff between protesters and security services that saw Saakashvili let loose in an unexpected turn of events.

Ukraine: 'I'll keep these handcuffs. I'll save them for Poroshenko' - Saakashvili to supporters01:07
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Former President of Georgia and Governor of Odessa Mikheil Saakashvili said that the ongoing criminal investigation against him "is a dirty lying operation, completely fake," speaking to his supporters at a rally in Kiev on Tuesday.

The politician, who hours away was whisked away from detention by the Ukrainian security services by a mob of his supporters, was still wearing his handcuffs telling his supporters "I'll keep these handcuffs. I'll save them for Poroshenko for Lutsenko."

Earlier, Saakashvili threatened to jump off his apartment building as security services entered his flat in central Kiev before he was eventually brought down and detained. The van that was supposed to take Saakashvili away was intercepted by throngs of his supporters, leading to a one-hour standoff between protesters and security services that saw Saakashvili let loose in an unexpected turn of events.

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