The Kyiv court has ordered the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine to open proceedings against the fifth president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on charges of power abuse. What exactly the issue is about and who the plaintiff is are still unknown.
The decision was issued by the Solomenskiy District Court of Kyiv on August 15. The former president and Foreign Minister did not comment on the allegations.
Recall that in recent weeks, the State Bureau of Investigation has questioned Poroshenko as a witness in the case of tax avoidance and further legalization of income during the sale and purchase of LLC Priamyi TV Channel.
Poroshenko himself denied his involvement in the ownership of the Priamyi, and called the pursuit of the DBR “raiding and the destruction of free speech”, “initiated” by allegedly the former deputy head of the President’s Administration, Viktor Yanukovych, Andriy Portnov.