A court in Kiev this Thursday ordered the confiscation of all assets and property of former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, accused of high treason.
The judge acceded to the prosecutor’s request to impose the seizure of the assets of the former leader of the country, who is currently on vacation abroad.
On December 20, 2021, Ukrainian authorities accused Poroshenko of high treason in a case related to the purchase of coal in territories of the separatist republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.
According to the indictment, the politician, considered one of the richest men in Ukraine by the magazine “Forbes”, commits this offense during his presidency (2014-2019).
If he is found guilty, the former president risks a 15-year prison sentence.
Poroshenko has already called the prosecution “politically motivated” and announced that he will request a meeting with the prosecutor shortly after his return to the country.