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Protesters in Ukraine call for president's impeachment


Added 02-28-19 11:35:02am EST - “Several hundred people have marched across the Ukrainian capital calling for the impeachment of the country's president.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Protesters in Ukraine call for president’s impeachment”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Several hundred people have marched across the Ukrainian capital calling for the impeachment of the country’s president.

President Petro Poroshenko, who is seeking re-election in a March 31 vote, has come under fire over a journalistic investigation that implicated one of his senior associates in the alleged embezzlement of military funds.

The publication dealt another blow to Poroshenko, whose popularity has sunk because of rampant official corruption and economic woes that followed Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea. The president is trailing popular comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy in polls.

Protesters carried banners Thursday that read, “There are many candidates but there is only one marauder,” mimicking Poroshenko’s campaign slogan, “There are many candidates but there is only one president.”

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