The bureau stressed that they still hope that Poroshenko will come to the meeting on his own.
"The prosecution wants to inform everyone that it will do everything necessary, but in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The Bureau, of course, hopes that MP Petro Poroshenko is a responsible politician and a responsible citizen, and he will fulfill all procedural duties and come to the court hearing on his own," the State Bureau of Investigation stated.
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Later, a prosecutor has withdrawn the petition to apply a preventive measure in the form of detention against the suspected ex-president Petro Poroshenko from Kyiv's Pechersky district court.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.