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Editor’s Note: Ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili will give the keynote speech at the Nov. 29 Kyiv Post Tiger Conference in the Hilton Kyiv Hotel.

Unless Ukraine resolves its political crisis through an early parliamentary election, it may undergo a military coup, disintegrate and become easy prey for Russia, ex-Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili said in an interview with the Kyiv Post.

Early elections are necessary due to Ukraine’s pervasive corruption, a lack of trust in the political elite and economic stagnation, he said. The next scheduled parliamentary elections are in 2019 — but Ukrainians won’t wait that long, he said.

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