Defiant Poroshenko vows to fight treason charges — and Russia

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Petro Poroshenko, the former president of Ukraine charged with high treason, isn’t backing down — and he sure isn’t apologizing.

On the contrary, in a free-wheeling interview with POLITICO on Thursday, the ex-president said he is ready to fight.

First on his list is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, in Poroshenko’s words, is the “enemy of Ukraine … enemy of Europe, enemy of the whole free world.”

Next are the treason charges, which he insists were brought as part of a political vendetta against him by his successor, and rival, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “Bullshit,” Poroshenko said of the accusations. “Judicial trash.”

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