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Next Few Weeks Will Be ‘Critical’ for Ukraine: Senior Statesman and Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili Speaks to NPR

NPR’s Here & Now

Former President of Republic of Georgia and Senior Statesman at The Fletcher School, Mikheil Saakashvili

Mikheil Saakashvili, who [is currently Senior Statesman at The Fletcher School, Tufts University and] served as president of Georgia after that country’s Rose Revolution, says the success of Ukraine’s revolution is yet to be decided.

The hard part comes now, and Ukrainians must move quickly in the next few weeks and months to secure real change and democratic reform, he tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson

Ukraine’s acting government today issued an arrest warrant for President Viktor Yanukovych, in the aftermath of last week’s deaths of more than 80 people in clashes between protesters and police.

After signing an agreement Friday to form a unity government, Yanukovych fled the capital for eastern Ukraine, where he has a strong base of support. Officials say he has released his official security detail, and drove off to an unknown location.

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