Petro Poroshenko has been pondering how best to convince his sceptical backers at the IMF and World Bank of his seriousness in all those "reforms" he keeps talking about. While he's been busy talking, the country's economy keeps sliding into the abyss, no economic indicators are improving, and it's business as usual for the corrupt oligarchs who have steered the country over the cliff.
But that's all going to change now!
Yessiree!!! Poroshenko has hit a home run with this idea! He's bringing in former president of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili as Governor of Odessa region with a mandate to stamp out corruption and introduce reforms!
The man skipped Georgia days before the last election, sensing which way the winds were blowing, and is currently wanted there for embezzlement! He was not even a Ukrainian citizen until Poroshenko arbitrarily declared him such on Saturday.
But he's going to restore Poroshenko's credibility in the eyes of his Western backers?