Governor of the Odessa region of Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili has expressed his support for the Lithuanian-born Minister of Economy of Ukraine Aivaras Abromavičius after he announced his resignation due what he said was systematic corruption and blocking of important reforms in Ukraine.
Mikheil Saakashvili
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