Criminal case was started after the fact of spreading the information about the crime committed by governor Kartashov
The prosecutors office of Zaporozhye started the criminal case after the fact of spreading the evidently erroneous information about the commitment of a grave crime by governor Evhen Kartashov, a candidate to the post of Zaporozhye mayor.
A UNIAN correspondent communicated that this information was made public by Zaporozhye prosecutor Oleg Skidanov at the last briefing. According to the words of the prosecutor, the reason of starting the criminal case after Article 383 part 2 of the Criminal Code was the distribution in Zaporozhye of a leaflet titled “A point of honor: who killed general Poliak?”. The leaflet had the form of a newspaper without dateline. It read that governor of the Zaporozhye oblast E. Kartashov had the connection with the murder of Zaporozhye mayor Oleksandr Poliak.
O. Skidanov commented the situation: “After the death of Oleksandr Poliak the prosecutors office of the Zaporozhskiy district of Zaporozhye conducted the check. As a result the decision was issued to refuse the institution of the criminal case because of the absence of corpus delicti. Later this decision was approved by the Zaporozhye oblast prosecutors office and the General Prosecutors office of Ukraine. So, the data contained in the leaflet must be regarded only as spreading the evidently erroneous information and the use of black PR in the struggle for mayors post”.
Now the law-enforcing organs of Zaporozhye realize the measures for uncovering the initiators of spreading the leaflet “A point of honor…”.
06 June 2003, UNIAN, http://www.unian.net/ukr/news