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Chief of the Special Investigations Department of the Prosecutor General's Office (PGO) of Ukraine Serhiy Horbatiuk has said outgoing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has failed to appear for interrogation as a witness in the Maidan case.

"Two weeks ago, Ukrainian President Petro Oleksiyovych Poroshenko was summoned for 10:00 a.m. Kyiv time on May 7 for additional interrogation as a witness," he told journalists, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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"Unfortunately, as you can see, the witness has not appeared for interrogation. No one has contacted the investigator, no one has either informed about the reasons for non-attendance or requested another date. This has not happened," Horbatiuk added.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Poroshenko had to come to the PGO's Main Investigation Department on Borysohlibska Street in Kyiv on May 7.

He is supposed to sign an interrogation report of 2016, as well as answer a number of questions relating to the investigation of criminal cases about crimes against participants in the Revolution of Dignity.

Horbatiuk explained why the interrogation report of 2016 had not been signed yet. According to him, the interrogation was recorded on video then, and later it was transcribed, but since 2016, the investigators have not managed to meet with Poroshenko for signing the protocol with the transcribed interview.