Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a press conference in Kiev on February 28, 2018. / AFP / SERGEI SUPINSKY
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Ukraine Friday charged a prisoner swap negotiator with plotting to assassinate President Petro Poroshenko and other senior officials by attacking their homes and offices with mortar fire and grenades.The 50-year-old Ukrainian national is known to have organized several prisoner exchanges between the two sides during four years of fighting, in which more than 10,000 have died.Ruban has been in pre-trial detention for two months.Ukrainian media had previously accused Ruban of harboring pro-Russian sentiment and being supportive of the insurgents.
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