The court chose the mildest measure of restraint for Petro Poroshenko

There was even a conflict between them and the police. And representatives of the Opposition Platform— For life» (OPLE) criticized Poroshenko for the chosen defense strategy. According to the expert, the court's decision was the result of pressure either from the street or from Western partners. The court session, at which a preventive measure was chosen for Poroshenko, took place on the day of the visit of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to Kiev. Poroshenko then called this case a political one, saying that he did not intend to evade the trial, and promising to return. “You are afraid of parliamentary elections, and therefore you want to postpone them. How Poroshenko returned to Ukraine The court considered the issue of choosing a preventive measure for Poroshenko for almost three days. Video The prosecutor's office asked to send Poroshenko, accused of treason, under arrest with the possibility of release on bail of 1 billion hryvnia (2.7 billion rubles). Words of support addressed to him were written by former Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Kira Rudik. ). Subscribe to VK RBC Get news faster than anyone else Истoчник rbc.ru The pro-presidential party “Servant of the People” accused Poroshenko of intentionally politicizing the case. However, the court denied the ex-president's request to return the petition. According to the organizers, up to 15,000 people arrived, including Andriy Parubiy, one of the heroes of Maidan 2014. However, Poroshenko is not suitable for the role of a unifier of the opposition, Ukrainian political scientist Volodymyr Fesenko is sure. Supporters of the leader of the “European Solidarity” Now they are also claiming that the Opposition Platform for Life said when the repressions against the opposition and the criminal prosecution of Viktor Medvedchuk began, but Poroshenko’s party was silent all this time, Vasily Nimchenko, a deputy from the Opposition Platform for Life, said on the air of the UkrLive TV channel. Like the “European Solidarity”, this party adheres to pro-European views. Defense of Poroshenko— lawyers Igor Golovan and Ilya Novikov— demanded to return to the prosecutor's office a petition for choosing a preventive measure, referring to procedural violations. Experts explain the decision of the court by the pressure of the street or the West The Ukrainian court did not arrest former President Petro Poroshenko accused of treason. Among those who greeted him were Rada deputy Vladimir Vyatrovich (during Poroshenko's presidency he headed the Institute of National Remembrance), Minister of Justice in Poroshenko's government Yuriy Lutsenko and other closest associates of the fifth president (Lutsenko is well acquainted with the Pechersk Court; there he was sentenced to prison during the reign of Viktor Yanukovych ; the same court sentenced ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko to imprisonment). This waste paper, toilet paper, which they gave us for review, must be returned, — urged Poroshenko to judge. The court's decision cannot but affect the attitude of voters towards the government and the president Vladimir Zelensky, Bortnik is sure. “Because it looks like weakness, because Zelensky promised to imprison Poroshenko, to become a sentence for him,” — the expert explains. Earlier, experts noted that the case against Poroshenko continues the line of the fight against the oligarchs declared by Zelensky (in the latest rating of Ukrainian Forbes billionaires ex -president— in seventh place), becoming on a par with Medvedchuk's treason case and suspicions of the richest man in Ukraine, Rinat Akhmetov, in organizing a coup d'état. On January 17, the day Poroshenko returned to Ukraine from abroad, German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock was in Kiev. And you're trying to “vidosikami” about Poroshenko to divert attention from your miscalculations and the critical situation that, thanks to your incompetence, has developed in the country, — wrote the head of the “European Solidarity” on your Facebook. Poroshenko arrived in the country on the day the process began on a Wizz Air low-cost flight from Warsaw. The process began on Monday, January 17, but after several hours of the hearing, judge Alexei Sokolov became ill, and a break was announced until January 19. He flew away on December 17 last year, the day when he was supposed to be given a notice about the start of an investigation against him on suspicion of treason. On January 6, the Pechersk Court arrested the property of the ex-president. On Monday, he also announced the unification of the opposition: “It is very important that representatives of other political democratic forces are with us, which is now a symbol of our unification, because now we must unite and show that a united Ukraine is strong.” However, of the heads of the parliamentary parties on Monday, only the chairman of the Holos party spoke out in support of Poroshenko. Leader of “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko did not comment on the situation. The Poroshenko-led European Solidarity Party organized his mass meeting at Zhuliany airport. Release under personal obligation— an unprecedented soft measure of restraint, especially on such a serious charge as treason, says Ukrainian political scientist Ruslan Bortnik. “This petition must be immediately returned to the prosecutor's office. Will Poroshenko be able to unite the opposition Poroshenko and his associates are convinced that the case is against him— political, initiated by the current President Volodymyr Zelensky. “Earlier, in such cases, even bail was not allowed” only detention, — he noted in a conversation with RBC. Already in the morning, several thousand supporters of the ex-president gathered at the court, before the start of the meeting they promised that they would “not give Poroshenko away”, they would remain “to stand until victory”, chanted “Shame!” and other slogans. According to UNN, the skirmishes began after the activists began to set up tents near the courthouse and kindle fires in barrels. He remained at large under a personal obligation – this is the mildest preventive measure of all possible .jpg” alt=”The court chose the mildest measure of restraint for Petro Poroshenko” /> Petro Poroshenko Poroshenko was not arrested The Pechersk Court of Kiev on Wednesday, January 19, decided not to arrest the fifth president of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada deputy Petro Poroshenko. From the airport, Poroshenko went to the Pechersk Court, where a crowd of supporters was also waiting for him. When the judge announced the decision, Poroshenko’s supporters in court and the ex-president himself sang the Ukrainian anthem “Neither glory nor freedom has yet died for Ukraine.” «Glory to Ukraine!»— shouted the ex-president, having finished singing. The prosecution believes that in the criminal scheme Poroshenko solved managerial and personnel issues, and the head of the political council of the Opposition Platform party For life» (OPLE) Viktor Medvedchuk “was a communicator,” Tatyana Sapyan, communications adviser for the State Bureau of Investigation, reported details of the case on January 17. How the arrest petition was considered Suspicion of treason in the case of coal purchases from Donbass in 2014­–2015 years was presented on December 20, 2021. According to the expert, the consideration of the Poroshenko case will not be quick, as a result, it may reach the participation of the ex-president in the next presidential elections— such an alignment would be beneficial for Zelensky. Police officers and National Guard soldiers began to push them back, declaring the illegality of setting up tents and distributing tea and coffee. According to lawyers, there is no evidence in the case file that the notice of suspicion was served in any way to Poroshenko. One of them: the notification of suspicion was signed not by the Prosecutor General Irina Venediktova or her first deputy Roman Govda, but by the deputy Alexei Simonenko. “I know that many expect me to criticize Petro Poroshenko, but instead I want to wish him the strength to prove his innocence,” — he wrote on Facebook. Because after the parliamentary elections you have no chance to take the presidential elections. The defendants in the so-called coal case, in addition to Poroshenko and Medvedchuk, are the former Minister of Energy of Ukraine Volodymyr Demchishin and businessman Serhiy Kuzyara. What works against Poroshenko is that he remains the leader among politicians whom Ukrainians do not trust, Fesenko continues. He remained at large under a personal obligation— this is the lightest preventive measure of all possible, he is obliged to appear in court on first demand. For the majority, he is a competitor, and besides, Ukrainian politicians are divided into pro-European and pro-Russian camps, and a priori they cannot unite, he explains. According to Fesenko, Poroshenko has now formed a situational alliance with Akhmetov on the principle of “the enemy of my enemy”; my friend,” however, it is hardly possible to speak of their political cooperation.