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Saakashvili sees himself as 'prisoner of war'.

Former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine┬ĺs Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili says he sees himself as "a prisoner of war." Saakashvili, who is now the leader of Ukraine's opposition Movement of New Forces, said this before the District Court in Kiev on Monday.

- B92 - SK

Refugees 'tolerated' after crossing deadly Black Sea.

After travelling to Romania from Turkey via the dangerous Black Sea, refugees and migrants struggle to survive.

- Al Jazeera - QA

NATO to boost Georgia coastguard ties to counter Russia.

NATO will step up its cooperation with the Georgian coastguard to counter the "increased Russian presence" in the Black Sea, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.The move follows NATO's announcement...

- Expatica - NL

AKP local member forced to resign after harassment complaint of journalist Nev┼čin Meng├╝.

A local member of the ruling Justice and Development Party in the Black Sea province of Çorum was forced to resign on Dec. 5 after a renowned Turkish journalist complained about harassment and insult targeting her on Twitter.

- H├╝rriyet - TR

Saakashvili freed from Ukraine police van hours after arrest.

Georgia president turned Odessa governor calls for impeachment of county's president

- Financial Times - US

Arrest of former Odessa governor likely to trigger potentially violent protests in Ukrainian capital in coming weeks.

Event On 5 December 2017, the Ukrainian security services raided the apartment of the former Georgian president and former Odessa governor, Mikheil Saakashvili in central Kiev. Saakashvili served as the governor of Odessa region from May 2015-November 2016,

- Jane’s - US

Georgia's Saakashvili on Kiev roof after police operation.

The house of former Georgia president Mikheil Saakashvili in Kiev was searched by police on Tuesday morning. Local media showed pictures of Saakashvili on the roof of the building. "They want to kidnap me, because I rallied in Ukrainian people's defence", he told supporters gathered outside, according to the Kiyiv Post. ...

- EU Observer - EU

Fire at Black Sea Resort Hotel in Georgia Kills 11.

The 22-story Leogrand Hotel in Batumi was previously been fined for failing to comply with safety regulations, a local official said.

- International NY Times - US

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