EFEKiev

Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on Monday returned to Kiev to face treason charges in court, which he claims are a political fabrication by his successor Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Poroshenko arrived at Kiev’s Zhuliany Airport where he was greeted by thousands of cheering supporters after a brief standoff at border control, during which he claims border guards confiscated his passport for a few minutes.

The former president headed straight to court, which will rule whether he will be remanded in custody pending investigation and trial.

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