Saakashvili calls for a nationwide rally on March 18 to demand resignation of Ukraine's President

A nationwide rally for the resignation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and other senior representatives of the executive power will take place on March 18, the former Governor of the Odessa region and the Head of Movement of New Forces (Rukh Novykh Syl) Party, Mikheil Saakashvili stated on his Facebook page.

"I propose an all-Ukrainian peaceful march demanding the resignation of Poroshenko, [Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs] Avakov, and [Prosecutor General of Ukraine] Lutsenko to be held on the 18th followed by immediate elections. We will have two weeks to prepare well and not falter," he wrote.

He said the purpose of the march was to "pull the oligarchy and huckster cabal away from power" to give "Ukraine the opportunity to develop." "Hucksters will no longer bring the Ukrainians to their knees," Saakashvili titled his post, referring to the current President of Ukraine.

Mikheil Saakashvili was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in the summer of 2017 when he was not present in Ukraine but as early as September of that year, with the help of his supporters, he managed to break through the border and head the protest activity in Kyiv under the slogan of fighting against corruption and impeachment of President Petro Poroshenko.

On February 12, Saakashvili was detained and deported from Ukraine to Poland under the pretext of immigration law violations for a period of three years. The politician promised to return to the country "pretty soon."

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