Lisa Haseldine Lisa Haseldine

David Kezerashvili: ‘Georgia is a proxy of the Russian state’

[Illustration: Phil Disley]

David Kezerashvili knows better than most what standing up to Russia entails. He helped to overthrow the Kremlin-aligned Georgian government during the 2003 Rose Revolution. Then he served as Georgia’s defence minister for two years including when Russia invaded in 2008. He eventually fled to London in 2012 when the Kremlin-backed Georgian Dream government accused him of embezzling $5.2

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