Ex Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko, Returns To Face Treason Charges

KIEV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 20: Ukrainian President Petro Porosehnko attends an evening ceremony to commemorate victims of the Maidan uprising one year ago at Maidan square on February 20, 2015 in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine is commemorating the first anniversary of the February 20, 2014 sniper attacks that killed dozens of protesters on the Maidan and were followed by the ouster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich shortly later. Meanwhile fighting between pro-Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists is continuing in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine despite the recent Minsk ceasefire agreements. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Former Ukraine President, Petro Poroshenko has returned to face treason charges.

It was disclosed that, the Former Ukrainian President landed in Kyiv on Monday, 17th of January, 2022,

Mr. Poroshenko was indicted for alleged treason linked to the financing of Russian-backed separatist fighters through illegal coal sales while in office in 2014-15.

His party also accused him of a reckless attempt to silence political opposition.

The Current Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy also disclosed that, the Judiciary were independent adding that, they would be neutral and unbiased in giving the right judgement.

He added that, they weren’t trying to protect the former President, but to unite and protect Ukraine.

At a briefing, Tetiana Sapyan, the Spokesperson for the State Bureau of Investigations (DBR), said Poroshenko had been handed a summons to appear in court today, 17th of January, 2022.

However, Petro Poroshenko refused to receive procedural documents, ignored the legal requirements of the investigator, and at the same time, the persons who were with him carried out physical resistance, which was recorded on video recordings.

Ukraine and its allies have sounded the alarm about ten thousands of Russian troops massed near its borders.

After days of diplomacy without any achievement, no breakthrough, the United States said, on Friday, 14th of January, 2022, that Russia was preparing a pretext for an attack, which the Kremlin dismissed as “unfounded.”

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