Publication of the lists of debtors in the press
In winter 2003 the newspaper “Vgoru” (No. 8 of 20 February 2003) published the article by Aleksandr Burmagin, which told about the methods applied by Skadovsk authorities and the newspaper “Chernomorets” for the struggle with the people, who did not pay for communal services. The newspaper “Chernomorets” regularly published the lists of debtors with their surnames, addresses and sums of the debt.
Probably, the officials of the Kherson mayors office liked the illegal practice of their Skadovsk colleagues: they also began to publish such lists in the newspaper “Khersonskiy visnyk”. It is beyond belief that the workers of the newspapers did not know that they were violating the Ukrainian laws!
(«Vgoru», Kherson, No. 30, 24 July 2003)