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.

Poroshenko has denied involvement in the embezzlement and ordered prosecutors to investigate.

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shows the newly signed Constitutional amendment to joining the EU and NATO in Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine. (Mikhail Palinchak, Presidential Press Service Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE – In this file photo dated Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko shows the newly signed Constitutional amendment to joining the EU and NATO in Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine. (Mikhail Palinchak, Presidential Press Service Pool Photo via AP, File)

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.”

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. (Alexanber Prokopenko Tymoshenko Press Service Pool Photo via AP)
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. (Alexanber Prokopenko Tymoshenko Press Service Pool Photo via AP)
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, right, and European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis pose for a photo during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vlad Musienko, Prime Minister Press Service Pool Photo via AP)
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, right, and European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis pose for a photo during a meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. (AP Photo/Vlad Musienko, Prime Minister Press Service Pool Photo via AP)
Volunteers with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps attend a rally in front of the office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Volunteers with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps attend a rally in front of the office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
FILE - In this file photo taken on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during her press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
FILE – In this file photo taken on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during her press conference in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky, File)
Volunteers with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps brandish flares and hold a banner reading 'Scammers in jail' during a rally in front of the office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
Volunteers with the right-wing paramilitary Azov National Corps brandish flares and hold a banner reading ‘Scammers in jail’ during a rally in front of the office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Feb. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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