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Court releases Poroshenko on personal recognizance

The Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv imposed a pre-trial restraint for the fifth President of Ukraine, People's Deputy Petro Poroshenko (European Solidarity) in the "coal case" in the form of personal recognizance. The Prosecutor's Office asked for detention with a bail in the amount of 1 billion UAH as an alternative, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

After the court hearing, Poroshenko told reporters: "The only phrase we heard was personal recognizance and no arrest." The People's Deputy thanked his team for their support.

It is also reported that the court announced the decision to seize Poroshenko's property.

Context. The State Bureau of Investigation served the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with the notice of charges in case of the so-called "coal treason". People's Deputy Viktor Medvedchuk (Opposition Platform—For Life), businessman Serhiy Kuziara, and ex-Minister of Energy Volodymyr Demchyshyn are also named in this case.

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