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A court in Kiev has extended for six months the period of investigation against Poroshenko

Pechersk district court of Kyiv has extended for six months the period of pre-trial investigation of the case against the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the appointment of the first Deputy head of the foreign intelligence Service, the broadcast of the meeting was conducted on the website "the Judiciary of Ukraine".

The period of pre-trial investigation in the case against Poroshenko on the appointment of the first Deputy head of the foreign intelligence Service Sergei Semochko expired on July 10. After that militiamen had to transfer the case to court or close it. The prosecution asked to extend the investigation for six months.

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 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.