Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv arrested the property and assets specified in the declaration of Petro Poroshenko, the People's Deputy and the fifth President of Ukraine, in the framework of the high treason case. The defense plans to challenge this decision. This was stated by Poroshenko's lawyer Igor Golovan at a briefing after the court session.
"We see an exacerbation... On the one hand, they press and try to spite Petro Poroshenko as much as possible, on the other hand, we see how happy they are because they have now seized all of Petro Oleksiyovych’s property," lawyer Golovan stated.
Poroshenko's lawyer noted that according to the documents, Poroshenko was served a notification of suspicion on the 20th, but the People's Deputy left Ukraine on December 17th.
According to Golovan, Poroshenko's lawyers twice announced the disqualification of the judge due to the documents falsification in the case in order to get to this court and to these judges, who are so loyal and do work even instead of the prosecutors.
"They did not provide a single document that they had sent a notice of suspicion at least by mail, that is, we see an absolute complete lawlessness, absolute disregard for the rule of law, aimed solely at one thing—to prevent the opposition leader from carrying out political activities," Golovan assured.
Earlier it became known that the Office of the Prosecutor General had agreed on a motion to choose a pre-trial restriction in the form of the arrest of the ex-president Petro Poroshenko with the possibility of a bail in the amount of 1 billion UAH.
Context. Earlier, 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 Demchyshyn are also named in this case.