Ex-president tries to depart Ukraine – once more

Petro Poroshenko, dealing with excessive treason expenses, has made a brand new try and cross the border with Poland

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tried to depart the nation once more on Saturday, native media reported, citing safety sources. The ex-leader had made an try and cross the border with Poland the earlier night time however was turned away by border guards.

“[Poroshenko] drove into the oncoming lane to bypass the queue and was stopped by police officers,” a safety supply informed the information outlet Strana.

It was not instantly clear whether or not or not Poroshenko’s second try was profitable. Both of the tried border crossings got here on the Rava-Ruska checkpoint west of Lvov.

Officially, Poroshenko has been making an attempt to depart the nation to attend the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Lithuania as a Ukrainian MP and the chief of his European Solidarity occasion. However, the previous president is dealing with excessive treason expenses at home over alleged shady enterprise offers with the breakaway republics of Donbass throughout his time in workplace, regardless of his function in escalating the civil warfare.

According to his occasion, Poroshenko has a legitimate travel letter from Ukraine’s parliament to attend the Assembly, which might allow him to depart the nation freely. However, throughout his first try and cross over into Poland, the border guard was reportedly unable to ascertain the authenticity of his papers, which apparently had an unreadable QR-code.

A fellow member of the European Solidarity occasion, Ukrainian politician Irina Gerashchenko, accused the Ukrainian authorities of intentionally focusing on the ex-president. Poroshenko was the one politician to come across bother leaving the nation for the NATO occasion, she claimed in a social media publish on Saturday.

“Only the leader of European Solidarity Petro Poroshenko was not released on the [parliamentary] order. It is obvious that such instructions could be given to border guards only from very top,” Gerashchenko said.

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