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Poroshenko submits a claim for protection of reputation against BBC — Rambler News Service


Photo: RIA Novosti the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submits a claim for protection of reputation against the BBC media company to the High Court of Justice, the The Telegraph newspaper with reference to the statement of claim of the politician reports. "In the claim in the High Court Poroshenko's lawyers note that (published in BBC — RNS) the statement had especially destructive character as he actively participates in advance of anti-corruption measures in Ukraine" — The Telegraph notes. The publication BBC has done "serious harm" of reputation of the politician, the newspaper provides contents of the claim. As appears from the claim, in the publication of BBC "the evidence of any payments or confidential negotiations hasn't been produced". In the claim it is also noted that BBC has refused to publish the changed text or apologies, and the report is still available on the website of the media company. About any financial claims of the politician to the media company it isn't reported. In the press service to the BBC newspaper didn't begin to comment on submission of the claim. The report which has become a reason for submission of the claim has been published at the end of May. BBC reported that the personal lawyer of the U.S. President Donald Trump Michael Coen has received "confidential payment" of $400 thousand for the organization of the first meeting between Poroshenko and Trump which has taken place in June, 2017. According to interlocutors of broadcasting company, money has been transferred by intermediaries who acted on behalf of Poroshenko. At the same time it was noted that Coen hasn't been registered as the lobbyist of interests of Ukraine as that is demanded by the American legislation.

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