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HQ of candidate for presidency Yuriy Boyko sues UA:Pershyy TV channel

07.03.2019, 20:20
The Headquarters of the Yuriy Boyko, candidate for the presidency from “Opposition platform – For life” has lodged the lawsuit to the Shevchenkivsky district court in Kyiv against the National public television and radio broadcasting company of Ukraine (NPTU) for its denial to air a video of its candidate, as to Interfax-Ukraine. IMI informed yesterday, The “Opposition platform –for life” demanded the National public television and radio company (NPTVRC) to stop political censorship and to air the advertisement of the candidate for the presidency Yuriy Boyko. In oppositional party they said the advertisement had not been not aired due to the phrase: “the president grew ten times richer and Ukrainian retirees got poorer half as much”. “In the course of negotiation the officials of the TV channel suggested to cut off such phrases or replace it, as, on their opinion, this information is not truthful, notwithstanding the proofs they provided with to back it. The officials of the TV channel refused to pick up the official letter with the demand to air the advertisement at the post office. Comparing the tax declaration signed by the head of state at the beginning of 2018 and 2019 testified his income increased 82 times”, they said in the letter. The opposition party considered this was a censorship, but “UA:Pershyy” calls oneself “public” one and get funds at the account of Ukrainian citizens, in fact, it does serve to the interests of authorities”, they added. The National public television and radio company replied this was untruthful information and manipulation. “This assertion does not correspond to the real facts and is absolutely untruthful”.
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