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Saakashvili puts it all on the line

An uncomfortable promise from Georgia’s combative president in reference to the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as reported by RFE/RL: Saakashvili said he was even willing to sacrifice parts of his body that Moscow has "shown interest in" — a hint at then-President Vladimir Putin’s infamous 2008 pledge to "hang Saakashvili by the ...

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An uncomfortable promise from Georgia’s combative president in reference to the separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, as reported by RFE/RL:

Saakashvili said he was even willing to sacrifice parts of his body that Moscow has "shown interest in" — a hint at then-President Vladimir Putin’s infamous 2008 pledge to "hang Saakashvili by the balls."

"In addition, I am ready to cut off and send them those parts of my body which they have shown interest in more than once," Saakashvili said. "I am really ready to do it, and I say this without a hint of irony, as long as they pull out their forces from here and give Georgia’s people — its multiethnic population — an opportunity to develop within the internationally recognized borders."

The comment, initially broadcast live on Georgian pro-government television, was removed from the interview’s subsequent retransmissions.

On a more literal note — I hope — Saakashvili said he was willing to resign if Russia withdrew troops from the regions. 

It seems like the president may be spending too much time with Donald Trump.

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