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Fake News: RIA – The court ordered the SBU to institute criminal proceedings against Poroshenko

Top story beside the headline about Sanctions, on the front page of, the flagship page of RIA Novosti, there is an attention grabbing headline that the President of Ukraine is being arrested for High Treason.

According to RIA Novosti, Poroshenko personally financed the “Russian Army”/insurgency in Donbas.


KIEV, July 26 – RIA Novosti. Pechersk District Court of Kiev ordered the Security Service of Ukraine to institute criminal proceedings against the country’s President Petro Poroshenko, the former deputy head of the Prosecutor General’s Office Renat Kuzmin said in Facebook .

The case will be instituted on charges of high treason. The former prosecutor claims that Poroshenko in 2013-2017 through the Lipetsk factory owned by him Roshen financed the Russian army, “with which he, according to him, is fighting in the Donbass as the supreme commander-in-chief of the armed forces of Ukraine.”

According to Kuzmin, then the special service refused to investigate, citing the fact that the work of the Roshen factory in Russia is not prohibited by Ukraine. Earlier in the “making money in the war” Poroshenko accused the head of the parliamentary faction of the party “Fatherland” Yulia Tymoshenko.

Roshen is one of the world’s largest confectionery manufacturers, producing 450,000 tons of products per year. The corporation includes factories in Ukraine, in Lithuania, Hungary and Russia.

Poroshenko, nominating himself for the presidential elections in Ukraine in 2014, promised to sell his main asset in case of a victory, but so far this has not happened – the sale is carried out by the investment company Rothschild, which in the conflict situation in the east of Ukraine can not find a buyer. In April, production at the Lipetsk factory was stopped for “political and economic reasons,” the company began to cut staff.

This is fake and a laughable example of a complete fabrication by Russia.


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