Ukraine president appoints ex-Georgia leader Saakashvili regional governor

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday appointed fiercely pro-Western former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili, who once fought a war with Russia, governor of the strategic Odessa region.

Ukraine bans 36 foreigners including Saakashvili: Report

Ukraine has banned entry to former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili and 35 other foreigners suspected of working with the opposition "to destabilise" the country amid mass pro-EU protests, a report said on Tuesday.