Peter Porosencova: Mykhailo Markiv / RIA Novosti
Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko might be under arrest. About it reports a press-service of office of Prosecutor General of Ukraine on his page in Facebook.
At the moment, the Ministry is considering the possibility to claim for it a measure of restraint to detention.
However, even if the Prosecutor’s office will request it, the court will be obliged to offer Poroshenko the alternative in the form of bail, as the offence with which he is charged with is not violent and the politician has not previously violated the terms of a preventive measure.
Earlier, Poroshenko officially became a suspect in the case of “granting illegal order,” the head of the foreign intelligence Service. Under the relevant article of the criminal code he could face a prison sentence of 3 to 10 years and deprivation of right to hold certain public offices.
Poroshenko appears in a number of criminal cases which are excited on the facts of high treason, money laundering through offshore companies, interference in the judicial activity of laundering the stolen army money and attempts to overthrow the constitutional order. For most of them, he is a witness. In may, it was prosecuted for treason after the publication of recordings of telephone conversations with Poroshenko, a former Vice-President of the USA Joe Biden.
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