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Former Ukraine president lands in Kyiv to face treason case

Ukrainian former President Petro Poroshenko speaks to journalists upon arrival at Zhulyany airport in Kyiv, Ukraine January 17, 2022. — Reuters pic

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KYIV, Jan 17 — Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko landed in Kyiv today to face treason charges in a criminal case he says was trumped up by allies of his successor, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

In a brief standoff at border control, he accused the border guards of taking away his passport. He later emerged to a crowd of flag-waving supporters outside the airport.

At a separate briefing, Ukrainian investigators said they had tried to serve a subpoena to Poroshenko, who refused to take the documents. — Reuters

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