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That's according to the press service for the Office of the Prosecutor General.

"The investigation says MP is suspected of persuading, while being President of Ukraine, a military official, the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine, to act beyond his authority and official powers by issuing a clearly criminal order, that is, intentionally committing during a special period acts, which obviously exceed the rights and powers granted to him (Part 4 Article 27, Part 4 Article 41, and Part 4  Article 426-1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine)," the statement said.

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Pre-trial investigation is carried out by investigators of the State Bureau of Investigation.

The issue is now being decided on taking the ex-president into custody as the preventive measure in the criminal proceeding.