Poroshenko arrives in Kiev

Poroshenko arrives in Kiev

Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived in Kyiv on Monday planning to fight treason charges that he denies.

According to the airport's online information desk, the plane with Poroshenko landed at Kiev's Zhuliany airport at 09:03.

Poroshenko returned to Ukraine by a Warsaw-Kyiv scheduled flight. As reported, Poroshenko was met at the airport by about a thousand people.

A court ordered the seizure of Poroshenko’s assets, including real estate and companies listed in the state registry. 

According to his lawyers, his return has been announced, and he is willing to attend a court hearing without preventive detention. The hearing is set for 12 a.m. (MSK)  in Kiev.