Prosecution to ask to arrest Poroshenko in treason case

Source : 112 Ukraine

The court scheduled a hearing on the election of a measure of restraint for the ex-president for January 17
18:00, 14 January 2022

Ukrainska Pravda

The prosecution will ask to arrest Poroshenko in a case of treason, the press center of the State Bureau of Investigation reports.

"On January 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., a petition for a measure of restraint in the form of detention against Poroshenko Petro Oleksiyovych will be considered," the statement reads.

It is noted that the court hearing in the criminal proceedings on the criminal scheme of coal supply from the temporarily occupied territories and assistance to terrorist organizations of Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics is scheduled for January 17.

As it was reported on December 20, the State Bureau of Investigations has notified Petro Poroshenko, the fifth president of Ukraine of a suspicion of high treason. The fifth president is suspected of supplying coal from the temporarily occupied areas of Donbas in 2014-2015.

On December 24, the Office of the Prosecutor General has approved a request to impose a measure of restraint on the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in the form of arrest with the possibility of bail of UAH one billion ($36,609,354).

Later, a prosecutor has withdrawn the petition to apply a preventive measure in the form of detention against the suspected ex-president Petro Poroshenko from Kyiv's Pechersky district court.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 is worth noting that Poroshenko went on a "diplomatic tour" just before the announcement of suspicion. The fifth president went to Turkey and then intends to visit Poland.

On January 12, it became known that the Pechersk court of Kyiv has decided to detain the former President of Ukraine.

According to the ex-president, Poroshenko will return to Ukraine on January 17.

Related: Poroshenko's non-appearance in court can become basis for more severe precautionary measure, - State Bureau of Investigation

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