Report: Former Georgian President Saakashvili Appointed Governor of Ukraine's Odessa

Local news reports say former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region.
The region includes Odessa city, which has Ukraine's largest seaport. Although the city has not been hit by the fight between government forces and separatists in the east, tensions between nationalists and pro-Russians have been strong. Under Saakashvili, Georgia fought a short war with Russia in 2008. He faces accusations of abuse of power at home, and Ukraine last month rejected Georgia's request for his extradition.