KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Georgia’s former president on Friday accepted a top Cabinet job in Ukraine — a move that angered his home country.
Mikheil Saakashvili, who served as Georgia’s president from 2004-2013, told reporters that he accepted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s offer to become a deputy prime minister in charge of reforms. He said that Zelenskiy specifically asked him to conduct talks with the International Monetary Fund.
Ukraine desperately needs IMF loans to shore up its economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Ukraine is to face the most difficult social and economic test since it won independence,” Saakashvili said, describing the nation’s …read more