On May 27th and 28th, former Ukrainian President Poroshenko attempted to leave Ukraine for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Vilnius , Lithuania on the 29th and then the European Peoples Party Summit in Rotterdam on the 31st. In an open letter to President Zelensky, the former President acknowledged the disruption to his travels resulted in him missing the NATO summit.
After two unsuccessful attempts in which Ukrainian border guards denied his request, he was apparently given permission earlier today and left Ukraine. In an open letter to Zelensky, published yesterday, the former President said:
“There is a corresponding official invitation from the President of the European People’s Party. There is a business trip signed by the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. My speeches are planned at the EPP congress and summit, a number of meetings with the leaders of the EU, states and governments of countries, leaders of European parties”.
Poroshenko expressed hope that after the disruption of his trip as part of the official parliamentary delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, his trip to Rotterdam would be honored :