The State Investigation Bureau (SIB) opened the case against ex-president Petro Poroshenko due to his travel to the Maldives in January 2018, as the SIB reported.
The officers of the bureau investigate the possible facts of the illegal crossing of the state border. There was the information after the travel that the ex-president crossed the border under an assumed name.
“The SIB investigators check information about the organization by the former president of Ukraine of illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine with the use of the knowingly forged documents,” the message said.
Moreover, the SIB figures out whether the border guard and customs officers inserted knowingly forged information to allow Poroshenko to cross the border freely.
The investigators opened the criminal cases due to the forgery by the official, illegal trafficking of people through the state border of Ukraine and use of the knowingly forged document.
In January 2018, the journalists published the investigation, which revealed the private trip of the president and his family to the Maldives.
According to the information, Poroshenko spent $500,000 for it and went abroad under an assumed name. Later press service of the president confirmed his overseas vacation.
Later Poroshenko stated that he spent his own money for the trip and crossed the border under his own name and passport.