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Ukraine ex-president named witness in power abuse probe


KIEV: Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko has been designated a witness in a criminal investigation related to the nomination of judges, the state investigation bureau said on Monday.Poroshenko has been embroiled in a number of investigations since leaving office in May.But the latest investigation is the first abuse of power probe involving the former president, his office said.“His status is that of a witness,“ a spokeswoman for the state investigation bureau, which handles high-profile cases, told AFP.If Poroshenko’s status changed to that of suspect, he could be prosecuted if parliament voted to lift his immunity as a lawmaker.If that happened, …read more

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