Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili’s train halted near Ukraine border


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The train that Mikhail Saakashvili wants to ride into Ukraine despite the revocation of his citizenship is being held at a station in Poland. Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who later became governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, is in a campaign to regain the Ukrainian citizenship he was stripped of this summer. He boarded the train in Przemysl that was to travel to the Ukrainian city of Lvov after abandoning a plan to cross the border by car. But an announcement on the train’s public address system said it would be held in the station until “a person without the right to enter Ukrainian territory” left. Passengers aboard the stalled train have been told they can travel on in special buses.