Ukraine Prosecutors Seek $35 Million Bail For Returned Ex-leader
Umer Jamshaid Published January 18, 2022 | 09:10 AM
Kyiv, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jan, 2022 ) :Ukrainian prosecutors on Monday requested $35 million in bail for former leader Petro Poroshenko after his return to the ex-Soviet country earlier in the day despite facing arrest on treason charges.
Poroshenko told hundreds of supporters gathered outside the court in freezing temperatures that nothing was lost.
"We have not won the war, not even a battle, but we have held our positions", he said.
Poroshenko is a staunch critic of President Volodymyr Zelensky, who he accuses of failing to do enough to prevent Russian aggression.
After addressing thousands of supporters who gathered near the airport, Poroshenko appeared in court where prosecutors said he should pay $35 million and agree to wear an electronic bracelet to secure his release or be detained for two months.
In response, Poroshenko accused the prosecution of acting "shamefully" and of "dividing" the country.
The prosecution also requested that Poroshenko be banned from leaving Kyiv without permission and that he surrender his passport.