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Ukrainian court rules to detain former President Poroshenko – report

KIEV, December 24. /TASS/. A court in Kiev ruled to detain Ukraine’s former President Pyotr Poroshenko, {Friday ukrainskie Novosti reported on,} citing sources.{

The detention {will be} on suspicion of treason in {an incident} pursued by Ukraine’s National Bureau of Investigations,|

The detention {will be} on suspicion of treason in {a complete} case pursued by Ukraine’s National Bureau of Investigations,} {the news headlines} outlet said on Telegram.

Another Ukrainian news publication, Glavkom, said {previously} Friday that the country’s prosecutors {would like} Poroshenko’s arrest, with a possible bail of 1 billion hryvnas ($37 million).

Poroshenko’s defense lawyer, Ilya Novikov, didn’t confirm that the court passed the ruling when he spoke at a news conference broadcast on television.

Poroshenko, {now {the first choice} of the European Solidarity Party,|{the first choice} of the European Solidarity Party now,} {happens to be} abroad and is expected to return after a slate of meetings and a brief vacation, according to senior party member Alexander Turchinov.

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