The ex-president went to Poland to seek protection from Zelensky
Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is accused of treason, aiding terrorist organizations and financing terrorism in the case of coal supplies from Donbass. Poroshenko is outside Ukraine, so the staff of the State Bureau of Investigation stuck a notice into the slot in the gate of his house. The first interrogation is scheduled for December 23.
According to the prosecutor's office, after the military conflict in southeastern Ukraine, the authorities were forced to buy coal on world markets, in particular in South Africa. However, these supplies were clearly not enough to provide TPPs during the heating season. Resource shortages have led to rolling blackouts in selected regions. Investigators believe that Poroshenko, acting in collusion with a group of persons, including & ndash; the leader of the political council of the Opposition Platform party; For life '' Viktor Medvedchuk, as well as the Russian leadership, organized a scheme for the supply of coal from Donbass.
All interviewed MK political scientists are sure that this case cannot be won. And the presentation of charges against Poroshenko & ndash; rather, it is a blow to Medvedchuk, who is now under house arrest. “ Poroshenko was brought these charges because Medvedchuk in this story could only act as a mediator and act at the request of the president. It was impossible not to present Poroshenko's claims. But this is an attack on Medvedchuk, whom Zelenskiy considers to be his main enemy. If he wanted to deal with Poroshenko, then there are a lot of cases in which he can be imprisoned for 15 years. The Prosecutor General's Office is well aware of this, but takes a case that cannot be won '', & ndash; I am sure political scientist Mikhail Pogrebinsky .
The number of cases brought against Poroshenko is already approaching 60. At least a year ago, this figure was voiced by his lawyer Ilya Novikov. And even if this figure is exaggerated, then we are still talking about dozens of cases. Usually, the ex-president simply ignores summons for interrogation at the State Bureau, deliberately or coincidentally, finding himself abroad. This time he went first to Turkey, where he met with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. And then he flew to Poland to participate in an international conference on the topic “ Russia & ndash; Ukraine & ndash; NATO '', which will last until December 22.
Poroshenko himself receives hints from the President's Office that, they say, they will understand if he stays in Europe. “ I want to emphasize that I will not give them such a gift and will return to Ukraine in the first half of January. And according to his schedule, and not according to the schedule of the powerful screenwriter of vidos, Mr. Zelensky '', & ndash; he said.
Head of the Ukrainian analytical center “ Third Sector '' Andrey Zolotarev I am also sure that it is extremely important for the President's Office to link Poroshenko and Medvedchuk. 'This is the case' demonstration that Poroshenko & ndash; person of double-entry bookkeeping, double standards. Although it will be extremely difficult to prove that there was a criminal group there, given that the General Prosecutor's Office was destroyed by the reformers. Nothing was left alive there, and judging by the text of the suspicion, I have great doubts that Poroshenko is threatened with “ money and prison. '' Although it made him nervous. His stay abroad has one purpose – and ndash; enlist external support so that they call Zelensky and urge him not to touch Poroshenko '', & ndash; the expert believes.
Political scientists doubt that the ex-president can really face imprisonment. Therefore, he can safely return to his homeland. According to Zolotarev, this case could have been won in 2019, when Zelensky had a colossal credit of trust, but now & ndash; it is only a political game, nothing more. “ The presidential office will link Poroshenko with Medvedchuk. Poroshenko will shout that the authorities are persecuting a patriot. When there is a lot of politics, then there is no room for themis '', & ndash; he concluded.
The residents themselves have an ambiguous opinion about this situation, and some do not see corpus delicti here at all. Moreover, there is allegedly even some merit of Poroshenko that he did not bring the country to an energy collapse. Zelensky cannot boast of this either: Ukrainian thermal power plants are sorely lacking coal, and they promise to raise gas tariffs by 70%. It's time to blame those who once solved a similar problem. & Nbsp;