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02.01.2004

Newspaper “Press-shans” (Krasny Luch, the Donetsk oblast) won a legal action

   

The newspaper “Press-shans” won an action brought against the editorial board by former MP Dmitriy Petrenko. This information was given by Sergey Voloshin, the editor-in-chief of “Press-shans”.

The collegium of judges of the court chamber in charge of civil cases of the Supreme Court of Ukraine did not satisfy the cassation of the MP against the decision of the Krasny Luch town court on his claim about the protection of honor dignity and business reputation, and the compensation of moral damage against Leonid Glukhovskiy, the manager of the company “Pressa”, and Sergey Voloshin, the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Press-chans”.

Dmitriy Petrenko demanded to recompense him the moral damage equivalent to 100 thousand hryvnas inflicted with the phrase: “Our town, as well as the Perevalskiy district, did not derive any benefit from the election of Dmitriy Petrenko to the Parliament four years ago. Mr. Petrenko heads the Supreme Rada sub-committee in charge of coal-mining industry, and four mines in Krasny Luch were closed during these years”.

Courts of various instances acknowledged this phrase to be true.

("Kontekst-Media", Lugansk, 2 December 2003; «Den», No. 222, 6 December 2003)

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