Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region who was stripped last month of his Ukrainian citizenship, says Russian President Vladimir Putin will eventually face “full international isolation” as a result of tensions between Moscow and the West.

In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service on August 7, Saakashvili also predicted that political opposition forces “will certainly prevail” in Russia.

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“In the end, Putin will be in full international isolation because [the tension between Moscow and the West] is rolling down with increasing speed,” Saakashvili said during a visit to Warsaw.

Saakashvili Predicts Putin’s ‘Full Isolation,’ Rise of Russian Opposition