Defendant in Poroshenko’s case reinstated as Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine

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Former head of the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Ukraine Yegor Bozhok, who is involved in the case against former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, has been reinstated as Deputy Foreign Minister of the country. On April 16, Bozhok wrote about this on Twitter.

“The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine completed the investigation, and the court fully exonerated me. I immediately return to diplomatic activity, which I have already informed (to the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry. – Ed.) Dmytro Kuleba and foreign partners from the EU, NATO, G7, ”Bozhok said.

On June 10, 2020, the office of the President of Ukraine announced the indictment of Petro Poroshenko. It was reported that he was suspected of being the president of Ukraine in 2018 by issuing an “obviously criminal order” to persuade the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the country of Bozhk to abuse his authority by appointing Sergei Semochko as his deputy.

During the investigation of the Bozhok case in June 2020, he was removed from his post as Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, which he held at that time.

On December 2, the press service of the European Solidarity party reported that the office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine opened a new criminal case against Poroshenko for the fact that in 2016 the law of Ukraine introduced European competitive procedures for the selection (and contractual form of employment) of heads of cultural institutions.

On October 21, it became known that the country’s Prosecutor General’s Office opened a case on the seizure of state power against Poroshenko, as well as nine other ex-government officials.

On September 27, another criminal case was also initiated against the ex-president of Ukraine. The case materials noted that Poroshenko, while at the head of state, entered into an agreement with officials from the Ministry of Finance and in 2017 received a loan from the state Ukreximbank for the Kuznitsa na Rybalskiy plant in the amount of about $ 19 million. In 2020, the Ministry of Finance paid off this a loan of $ 3.6 million, as the plant refused to repay it.

On September 11, the Security Service of Ukraine opened 15 new cases against Poroshenko. This includes treason and the financing of terrorism.