The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has initiated an investigation into Ukraine's fifth president Petro Poroshenko in 15 new criminal proceedings. One of the lawyers, Ihor Holovan, spoke about this during a joint briefing with another lawyer, Ilya Novikov. It was reported by Ukrayinska Pravda and Ukranews.
"On September 4, there were 15 new cases against the leader of the opposition political force - the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and now it is the Security Service of Ukraine...," Holovan said.
The lawyer also believes that the cases opened by the SBU are fabricated. According to him, the proceedings concern Art. 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Trespass against territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine"), 109 of the Criminal Code ("Actions aimed at forceful change or overthrow of the constitutional order or take-over of government"), as well as state treason, misappropriation, financing of terrorism, unauthorized interference with the work of electronic computing machines (computers), automated systems, computer networks or telecommunication network.
As we reported earlier, former Ukrainian MP David Zhvania, who was a member of Petro Poroshenko's entourage in 2014, said that he had passed a bribe of five million euros to European officials for the support of Petro Poroshenko's candidacy for the presidency of Ukraine through the then Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Pavlo Klimkin.