Appeals court considering appeals against Poroshenko’s restraint measure in the coal case

On Friday, the Kyiv Court of Appeals began to consider appeals by the defense of Ukraine’s fifth president, head of European Solidarity Petro Poroshenko, and the prosecution against a decision by Kyiv’s Pechersky District Court to select restraint for Poroshenko in the form of personal obligations in the “coal affair”.

At the start of the meeting, the prosecution filed a motion to attach a number of documents to the case, the court granted this motion. Poroshenko’s defense also filed a motion with the court for the inclusion of additional documents.

Earlier, the Kyiv Court of Appeal postponed consideration of the appeal against the coercive measure in the form of Poroshenko’s personal obligation to February 11 due to the fact that the court did not receive the elements of the criminal case.

As reported, on December 20, 2021, the State Investigation Bureau informed Poroshenko on suspicion of high treason and assistance to terrorist organizations in connection with a criminal project to supply coal to the temporarily occupied territories. Previously, in the same criminal proceedings, the deputy of the opposition platform – faction For Life Viktor Medvedchuk and the former Minister of Energy Volodymyr Demchyshyn were informed of suspicions.

On January 19, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv chose restraint for Poroshenko in the “coal case” in the form of personal bonds with travel restrictions. Thus, the request of the prosecutor’s office, in which he demanded the arrest of Poroshenko with an alternative bail of 1 billion UAH, was not granted by the court.

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