Ukrainian Court Seizes All Property of Former President Poroshenko
16:28 GMT 06.01.2022 (Updated: 17:29 GMT 06.01.2022)
© Sputnik / StringerUkraine's former president, leader of the European Solidarity party, Petro Poroshenko, wears a protective face mask as he arrives for an urgent session in parliament in Kiev
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KIEV (Sputnik) - Pecherskyi District Court in the Ukrainian city of Kiev has seized all property of the Ukrainian ex-president, Petro Poroshenko, accused of state treason, Poroshenko's lawyer Igor Golovan said on Thursday.
"Now they have seized all the property of Petro Alekseevich," Golovan told reporters after a court hearing.
Golovan added that Poroshenko's lawyers will file an appeal against the court's ruling.
The Ukrainian digital news outlet Strana.ua reported citing its sources that among Poroshenko's seized property were two apartments in Ukrainian cities of Vinnytsia and Kiev, a residence in the urban-type settlement Kozyn in the Kiev region, and two land parcels covering the area of 7.41 acres. Moreover, the court seized Poroshenko's shares in different enterprises and media, dozens of paintings of prominent artists and froze his assets in the International Investment Bank, the outlet added.
On December 24, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General's office asked the court to arrest Poroshenko for alleged treason with the possibility of bail of about $37 million. The Ukrainian party European Solidarity called it political repressions. According to many Ukrainian outlets, the court allowed to detain Poroshenko to bring him to the court to impose pre-trial detention.
Poroshenko, who is currently in Poland, first became a suspect of treason and aiding terrorism in the case of coal supplies from Donbas.