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Prosecutor withdraws application for Poroshenko's arrest, State Bureau of Investigation denies it

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Bureau insists that Poroshenko is suspected of committing high treason and aiding the activities of terrorist organizations in the occupied Donbas
23:55, 4 January 2022

The fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko
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A prosecutor has withdrawn the petition to apply a preventive measure in the form of detention against the suspected ex-president Petro Poroshenko from Kyiv's Pechersky district court. However, the Security Service of Ukraine denied it, in spite of the court's decision.

It appears that the court received a petition from Maksym Dvzonyk, the senior investigator for particularly important cases of the Main Investigation Department of the State Security Service of Ukraine; the official asked the court to apply a preventive measure in the form of detention against Poroshenko. But before the start of the consideration of the motion, the prosecutor filed a petition to return the motion "for revision".

The investigating judge decided to return the motion. The ruling is not subject to appeal.

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At that, the State Bureau of Investigations decided to retract the message about the recall of the motion.

"The State Bureau of Investigation notes that the information (...) about the alleged withdrawal from the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv on December 29, 2021 by the investigator of the State Bureau of Investigation petition for preventive measures in the form of detention against the fifth president of Ukraine is not true," the message says.

In addition, the Bureau recalled that Poroshenko is suspected of committing high treason and aiding the activities of terrorist organizations in the occupied Donbas; he was informed of the suspicion on December 20.

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