Court in Khmelnytsky dismissed MP’s suit against journalist
The Khmelnytsky district court dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed by the MP from Petro Poroshenko Bloc Andriy Shynkovych against the company “Producer center “Exclusive”, as to Independent civil portal (Nezalezhny hromadsky portal). The ruling of the court was signed on February 27. The trial lasted approximately one year. The plaintiff contested the report “How MPs in Khmelnytsky region lay hands on someone other’s efforts” aired by the TV channel on November 2017. The author criticized Andriy Shynkovych for seeking publicity for the public road repair in his district. Shynkovych had demanded to refute the information and 100 thousands of hryvnias of moral damage ($3 780).
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