The State Bureau of Investigation has opened a case against former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko for state treason. SBI stated in the message to lawyer and journalist Andriy Portnov, which he posted on his Telegram-channel.
The message states that Poroshenko could have committed state treason during the negotiations on the Minsk agreements.
“We inform you that upon the results of consideration of your appeal concerning the treason by the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the preparation and holding negotiations on February 11-12, 2015 on the content of the document ‘Complex of the Minsk Arrangements Implementation Measures,’ the information was entered to the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations on December 10, 2019,” the message reads.
SBI started a pre-trial investigation.
On August 6, the SBI opened a case against Petro Poroshenko for his trip to the Maldives in January 2018. Investigators opened cases for forgery by an official, illegal transfer of persons across the state border of Ukraine" and use of knowingly forged document.