The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine demands pre-trial detention for the former president Petro Poroshenko for abuse of office with the possibility of bail of 374,000 dollars, Ukrainian media outlets reported.
As the prosecution stated, former president breached the law in July 2018 by appointing a notorious official, Serhiy Semochko, to a position in the Foreign Intelligence Service that didn’t legally exist. A year later Semochko was fired.
According to Poroshenko’s lawyer Ilya Novikov, the trial will be held on June 18. Petro Poroshenko would arrive in court despite the death of his father.
If Poroshenko found guilty, he will be sentenced to 10 years in prison.