Kiev court resumed consideration of the measure Poroshenko

The Pechersky district court of Kiev on Wednesday continued the hearing for consideration of the petition for election ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of a measure of restraint in the form of personal liability in the case of the appointment of the first Deputy head of the foreign intelligence Service.

Earlier, the meeting was adjourned in order for Poroshenko and his lawyers had time to review the updated petition to remand, and prepare a defense. The Prosecutor's office instead of arresting asked the court to release the former head of state under the personal obligation. This measure provides that Poroshenko should come on the first call to the investigator and to the court, not to leave Kyiv without the permission of the investigator, Prosecutor or court, refrain from communicating with other suspects or witnesses to pass on the saving to the investigator's passport.

"Court session on election of a preventive measure is declared open," said investigating judge Sergey Vovk. Broadcast on the YouTube channel "the Judiciary of Ukraine".

As the correspondent of RIA Novosti, the ex-President's supporters hold a rally outside the courthouse. There is also a stage at which they act. Poroshenko in front of the courthouse, also spoke at the rally. He thanked his supporters for their support and reiterated that his case is political.

The state Bureau of investigations of Ukraine Poroshenko suspects that in 2018 he made holding then a post of the head of the foreign intelligence Service of Yegor God to appoint his Deputy Sergei Semochko - at that time the chief of the Kiev Department of security Service of Ukraine. Poroshenko and his lawyers refused to accept a suspicion they think he tried to give illegal.

In July 2018 Semochko was appointed first Deputy head of the foreign intelligence Service. Poroshenko, who was then President, in April 2019 fired Semochko. Later Semochko appealed to the Supreme court the decree on his dismissal.