Disinfo: Ukraine is to pay 57,317.50 pounds sterling to former president…


Ukraine is to pay 57,317.50 pounds sterling to former president Viktor Yanukovych and his two sons because of the negligence of Ukrainian Justice Ministry personnel who were forced to withdraw Ukraine’s law suit against Yanukovych. As a result of this negligence the European court ordered Ukraine to “offset the costs incurred by the plaintiffs as a result of Ukraine filing a law suit against them.”


Ukraine’s Justice Ministry published a rebuttal of Lukash’s claim, calling it a figment of her imagination. According to the Justice Ministry, there is no decision by the European Court ordering any compensation to Yanukovych as there is no ruling against Ukraine and in favor of Yanukovych and Lukash’s claim is aimed at whitewashing Yanukovych’s image and blackening that of Ukraine (bit.ly/1RYoAsJ), .


  • Reported in: Issue 21
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/04/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Keywords: EU, Viktor Yanukovych
  • Outlet: Former Ukrainian Justice Minister Olena Lukash announced on her Facebook page


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