Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, a rival of current leader Volodymyr Zelensky, announced on Saturday that he had refused to leave the country for a visit to Lithuania, criticizing the decision to break the “political ceasefire” with a full Russian invasion.
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The President of Ukraine from 2014 to 2019, Mr. Mr. Poroshenko also became the leader of the European Solidarity Party, the second largest party in parliament today. He is also against Zhelensky.
According to his press service, Mr Poroshenko “refused to cross the border into Ukraine” while attending a NATO parliamentary meeting in Vilnius and obtained “all formal permission to leave the country” as a permanent member of Ukraine. Delegation.
Former President Vilnius will also meet with Lithuanian President Kidanas Nousada and a delegation from the Lithuanian and European Parliament. He was then to travel to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to attend the summit of the European Parties.
“With this decision, the authorities have broken the” political ceasefire “during the war with the opposition forces, one of the pillars of national unity facing the Russian occupation,” its newspaper said. Service.
The uprisings in Ukrainian politics stopped when Russia invaded the country on February 24. Most political forces united in the defense of the country. Eleven pro-Russian parties have been banned.