Former Ukraine president returns to Kyiv to face treason case

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Prosecutor claims Petro Poroshenko was involved in financing of Russian-backed separatists in 2014-15

Ukraine’s former president Petro Poroshenko has appeared in court on treason charges he says are politically motivated in a case that has dismayed the country’s western allies.

Poroshenko flew home on Monday from Warsaw after spending a month abroad and says he intends to clear his name. Several thousand cheering supporters greeted him at Kyiv airport. Some carried banners saying “We need democracy” and “Stop repressions.”

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