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Ukraine’s former President blocked from leaving the nation

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was prevented from leaving Ukraine to participate in a gathering of a NATO physique in Lithuania, his get together’s parliamentary faction stated on Saturday.

Poroshenko was stopped twice at a border crossing with Poland whereas he was on his strategy to the assembly of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly, a consultative interparliamentary organisation, the assertion stated.

Ukrainian media reported Poroshenko couldn’t cross the border resulting from “technical problems” with a allow permitting him to depart the nation.

“Poroshenko had received all the formal permissions to leave the country and had been included … in the official delegation of the Parliament of Ukraine for this event,” his European Solidarity parliamentary faction stated.

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Poroshenko was to have a variety of high-level conferences in Vilnius, together with with the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nauseda. He was additionally scheduled to take part in a gathering of the European People’s Party in Rotterdam, it stated.

In January, Poroshenko received a court docket ruling permitting him to stay at liberty whereas being investigated for treason in a probe he says was a politically motivated assault linked to allies of his successor, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Poroshenko is being investigated in reference to the financing of Russian-backed separatists within the east of the nation via unlawful coal gross sales in 2014-15.

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