The Pechersk District Court of Kiev has arrested all the property and assets of the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko as part of the treason case, informs RIA Novosti with reference to lawyer Igor Golovan.
Poroshenko’s defense will challenge this decision.
A criminal case was initiated against Poroshenko under the articles “High treason” and “Assistance in the activities of terrorist organizations.” In particular, the case concerns the purchase of coal in the Donbass. According to the investigation, the ex-president created a criminal group and disrupted coal supplies from South Africa contracted in the fall of 2014.
On December 17, employees of the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) of Ukraine tried to hand over a summons to People’s Deputy Petro Poroshenko at the building of the Verkhovna Rada and summon him for interrogation, but the ex-president avoided receiving the document and immediately went abroad. The press service of European Solidarity argues that the investigation is an attempt by the incumbent President Volodymyr Zelensky to divert the attention of voters from the crises provoked by his policies.
Abroad, Poroshenko recorded a video message in which he announced that he would return to Ukraine in January, but “according to his own schedule.” In the video, the ex-president told, which is located in Warsaw, where meetings with European politicians are scheduled. The ex-president called the case initiated against him insanity. “This is madness. I am the fifth president of the state. Before you proclaim something, you must have convincing evidence both for society and for our international partners. I’ll come and talk, ”Poroshenko said in the announcement of the interview. published The fifth channel.