Just over a week after being inaugurated as Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky issued an executive order on Tuesday that overturned a July 2017 decree by his successor, Petro Poroshenko, that illegally stripped Georgia’s ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili of his Ukrainian citizenship.

The decision now allows Saakashvili to return to Ukraine where he can be of help to the new administration as it moves to rid the country of the corrosive brand of endemic corruption that has regularly threat...

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