Mayor of Rivne sues local State TV and Radio company for refutation
Rivne city mayor Volodymyr Khomko demands from the TV channel RTB (Rivne State TV and Radio Company) to refute allegedly wrong information about him. This information comes from the media outlet "Fourth Power".
The case is related to accusations made by entrepreneur Kostiantyn Lysheniuk, who claims that the mayor demanded a bribe from him. A story about this was aired on the TV channel. The conflict between the mayor and the businessman started in May of 2015, when the mayor informed the press that the concert hall "Dominus" needs to be demolished to build a roller stadium for children. The concert hall was leased to Volodymyr Khomko, and, according to his claims, the mayor demanded a bribe for not demolishing the hall.