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POLITICO politico.eu 14 Jan, 2022 05:45 am

Defiant Poroshenko vows to fight treason charges  — and Russia – POLITICO

Defiant Poroshenko vows to fight treason charges  — and Russia – POLITICO
In interview, ex-president of Ukraine takes aim at Putin, and accuses Zelenskiy of plotting revenge.

“Bullshit,” Poroshenko said of the accusations.“Timing is excellent — timing for the visit, for the call to unity,” Poroshenko said, speaking in English at a hotel near the headquarters of the European People’s Party, his center-right political family.” In the interview, however, Poroshenko said nothing could be further from reality.“He’s just my opponent,” Poroshenko said.

Poroshenko said a close reading of the agreement would show that it was Russia who signed on to clear obligations to remove its troops and weapons from eastern Ukraine and to allow Kyiv to restore its control over the regions before holding local elections.As for the criminal case, Poroshenko said he would return to the Ukrainian capital on Monday and would beat the charges.

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