Appointing foreign nationals to senior governmental positions has become a tradition in Ukraine. As for Saakashvili, he now holds the Ukrainian citizenship. The disgraced Georgian politician has thus received a new status in Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko said that Saakashvili is the man who can change the Odessa region just like he changed Georgia once. In particular, Saakachvili will eradicate corruption, and foreign investors will flow in. He will establish a fair trial, protect people's rights and build democracy.
Saakashvili appears to be so good he can make it to the office of the Ukrainian president. this is an impression that one gets from Poroshenko's statements. After all, Odessa without corruption and the rest of Ukraine deep into it will not look very nice.
In 2016, Saakachvili intends to return to Georgia to become its leader again. For the time being, Saakachvili will work in Odessa to turn the city and the region into another wonder of the world. To accomplish that, he even offered to leave all problems and conflicts in the past.