Former Ukrainian President Pedro Poroshenko, a rival of current head of state Volodymyr Zhelensky, announced on Monday that he had been allowed to leave the country after being “deliberately” blocked at the border twice over the weekend.
“After pressure from members of the European Parliament and members of the governments of the European Union, Petro Poroshenko was able to travel abroad to attend the European People’s Party summit and conference in Rotterdam,” it said in a statement. Russian invasion of the country continues.
According to this source, the AFP news agency quoted Poroshenko as saying during the border control. “The same documents that prevented him from crossing the border the previous two times”.
His party, the European Union, believes he is “the authorities.” Poroshenko deliberately prevented from attending the meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly In Vilnius “.
During the meeting, the former president said he would “call on allies to present an action plan for NATO membership to Ukraine during the Madrid summit in June this year”.
Poroshenko, who was president of the country from 2014 to 2019, is currently the head of the European Union, the second largest body in parliament and against Zhelensky.
The country’s judiciary accused Poroshenko of treason and banned him from leaving the country in January., In the context of the case of the purchase of coal from Russian-speaking separatists in the Donbass in eastern Ukraine. It is subject to investigation into “corruption”, which its allies consider to be of a political nature.
Following the Russian invasion on February 24, Ukrainian political forces chose to unite. In contrast, 11 parties considered “pro-Russian” have been banned since then.
Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine on February 24 that killed more than 4,000 civilians, warning that the actual number could be much higher, according to the UN.
More than 6.6 million people have been displaced by the military offensive, according to the latest UN figures.
The Russian invasion was generally condemned by the international community, which responded by sending arms to Ukraine and strengthening economic and political sanctions on Moscow.
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