The new pro-EU Ukrainian administration is hoping to rejuvenate its failing economy through privatization. But first its 26-year-old head of customs is faced with the difficult task of clearing out corruption in the Black Sea port of Odessa.
Ahead of an opposition protest in Kyiv, former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili tells DW why he would unseat Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko.
Pro-Russian Viktor Yanukovych and his son have been accused of stealing vast sums from the public purse. A top European Union court has now upheld a freeze on his assets.
Ukrainian public enemy no. 1 wants to stir up the country's political system: Mikhail Saakashvili, former Georgian president and ex-governor of Odessa, plans a spectacular return to Kyiv — at all costs.
Supported by former Ukrainian leader Yulia Tymoshenko and others, Saakashvili has pushed his way from Poland into Ukraine in a bid to regain his citizenship. But he faces an extradition request from Georgia.
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