The Georgian Invasion of Ukraine

06/01/2015 05:51 pm ET | Updated Jun 01, 2016

In one of the stranger developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko recently appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as the governor of the Odessa region. Mr. Saakasvhili, who had served as his country's president between 2004 and 2013, had been spending his days since leaving office alternating between being one the world's most outspoken supporters of Ukraine's struggle against Russia and enjoying a hipster lifestyle of semi-retirement in Brooklyn. Meanwhile, the Georgian government has indicted Saakashvili on charges related to the violent dispersal of protests and other malfeasance.