Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko investigated for plotting coup

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The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office has launched a legal case into an alleged coup plot by former President Petro Poroshenko and his associates, an opposition MP has introduced, publishing scans of the related paperwork.

“I publish documents … about launching an investigation into the facts of illegal seizure of state power, large-scale embezzlement and legalizing ‘dirty’ money by an organized criminal group” which Poroshenko was allegedly a part of, Renat Kuzmin, an MP for the ‘Opposition Platform – For Life’ political celebration, wrote on Facebook.The deputy listed Ukraine’s former Acting President Alexander Turchinov, former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, former Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy, former Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and former high-ranking MP David Zhvania among the many different alleged plotters.Kuzmin additionally hooked up scans of the response from the Prosecutor General’s Office to his enquiry on the launch of the legal case. According to the papers, Poroshenko was investigated over coup makes an attempt in 2013-2014 and in 2020.

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The rich businessman turned Ukraine’s president in 2014 after riots in Kiev noticed the nation’s earlier chief, Viktor Yanukovych, ousted from energy.His presidency was marred by lethal battle in Eastern Ukraine, the sharp decline of the nation’s financial system and accusations of corruption. Last yr, Poroshenko didn’t get reelected, shedding to Volodymyr Zelensky by a landslide, however selected to stay within the Ukrainian politics as the pinnacle of the opposition European Solidarity celebration.The 55-year-old is concerned in a number of legal instances within the nation, each as a suspect and witness. Poroshenko’s legal professionals earlier claimed that each one the legal instances towards their shopper have been “fake” and missing any authorized justification, insisting they have been launched and investigated with the only real objective of “pressuring the opposition.”

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Zhvania himself got here to the police, confessing to being a part of an influence seize in 2013-2014. The former MP earlier claimed that Poroshenko intentionally instigated tensions through the so-called Maidan protests in Kiev, being behind an assault on a outstanding journalist and the kidnapping of demonstrators.Think your folks would have an interest? Share this story!