The Supreme Court satisfied the cassation of Yulia Timoshenko connected with her suit against the National TV company and the feature “Kazna derzhavy”
Yulia Timoshenko turned to the Shevchenkivskiy district court of Kyiv with the claim on the protection of honor, dignity and business reputation and on the compensation of moral damage equivalent to 5 million hryvnas. She brought the claim against the National TV company and the feature “Kazna derzhavy”. Ms. Timoshenko also demanded to refute the inauthentic information about her, which was made public by the TV channel “YT-1”.
According to the decisions of the Shevchenkivskiy district court and the appeal court of Kyiv, the claim was not satisfied.
On 18 September the Supreme Court of Ukraine acknowledged that these decisions were illegal and had been issued with the violations of the norms of material and procedural laws of Ukraine. The decisions were cancelled, and the case was sent for another consideration.
The party “Batkivshchina” informs that, in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court, the National TV company and the feature “Kazna derzhavy” “will have to appear in court, to answer for the distribution of false information about Yu. Timoshenko and to recompense her the moral damage”.
“Batkivshchina” calls the feature “Kazna derzhavy” an official mouthpiece of the tax administration of Ukraine and “a tool for the informational war against the opposition”.
(“Ukrainska Pravda”, 22 September 2003)