OREANDA-NEWS. The former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said in an interview with Internet edition “Ukrayinska Pravda” that he does not intend to hide abroad. According to him, if he does it, it will be a “great gift” to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I’m not going to hide from anyone, because it will be a great gift to Putin. In fact, my opponent is not Zelensky (The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. – Ed.). My opponent is Putin,” Poroshenko said. He stressed that he “had nothing to blush for.” “There are no facts for which I would have to worry,” the politician said Poroshenko, adding that “stopped to be afraid” in 2014.

Earlier, “Ukrayinska Pravda” reported, citing sources close to the border service, that Petro Poroshenko had left the country. According to the publication, the former president of Ukraine went to Turkey with his family to have a rest. Some of his family members flew out of Ukraine last week. Some of the relatives flew away on Sunday, July 28. According to them, they went to Istanbul.

After the election of a new president in Ukraine, 11 criminal cases against Poroshenko and his team were opened, as the head of the State Bureau of Investigation of Ukraine reported. According to the media, Poroshenko exerted pressure on the judges who were involved in the cases affecting the personal affairs of the President of Ukraine.