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Ukrainian court rejects request to arrest ex-president Poroshenko in treason case

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By Reuters
Ukrainian court rejects request to arrest ex-president Poroshenko in treason case
Ukrainian court rejects request to arrest ex-president Poroshenko in treason case   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

KYIV – A Ukrainian judge rejected a prosecutor’s request to arrest ex-president Petro Poroshenko in a treason case, in a televised hearing on Wednesday.

Judge Oleksiy Sokolov said Poroshenko should instead appear before prosecutors and investigators when requested to do so.

Poroshenko is being investigated for treason in a case that he says was cooked up by allies of his successor, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.