Ukraine deports ex-Georgian President Saakashvili to Poland

Ukrainian opposition leader in the Netherlands after deportation

Saakashvili wants to settle in the Netherlands

In a statement, Saakashvili denounced President Petro Poroshenko.

But the speed and brutality of the former Georgian president and current Ukrainian opposition leader's arrest and exile may prove damaging to Kiev's reformist image in the West.

The latest dramatic episode came on Monday, when a large group of men in military uniforms dragged him out of a restaurant and deported him to Poland.

"Warsaw-Kiev, Kiev-Warsaw, I have traveled that route many times and will do it again, " Saakashvili said, without offering specifics.

Saakashvili, a former governor of Ukraine's Odessa region, was once an ally of Poroshenko, but then became one of his greatest foes.

But there was no immediate sign of public outcry, unlike in December when police tried to arrest Saakashvili but he escaped custody during street protests. In September, the court found Saakashvili guilty of illegally crossing the Ukrainian border.

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Saakashvili was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship while in the mid-2017, rendering him stateless.

"Together with our friends we will organize mass protests in Ukraine and will remove the oligarchs from power in a peaceful way".

According to Saakashvili, the document allows him to live and work in the EU.

Kiev's Western allies may also "raise questions about selective justice" in Ukraine, and the arrest could have a "negative impact" on Poroshenko's image overseas, said Sergiy Solodkyi, deputy director of the Kiev-based New Europe think-tank.

She said that the European Union expected to see respect for the rule of law and Saakashvili's rights.

Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia's former president, who turned to opposition politics in Ukraine, has been making worldwide headlines over the past months with a string of dramatic scenes of unrest.

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