Municipal council in Kirovograd region which lost case to journalists appealed against court decision
Dolynska municipal council lodged an appeal against the decision of Economic court in Kirovograd region that had dismissed a claim against the newspaper “Narodne slovo” (People’s word) and Central Ukrainian news agency (CBN) and the journalist Oleksiy Gora, as to CBN. The editor in chief of “Narodne slovo” (People’s word) Andriy Lysenko told IMI he pput a high value to the possibilities of the newspaper and journalist to win the case. “Obviously, we have many chances to win the case before the judges, as the court of first instance had already proved our righteousness. The Dolynska municipal council almost did not modify its argumentation, thus I expect positive decision in appeal court. The claim is ungrounded in awhole. Our journalist had expressed an evaluative judgment. Vira Tranavska (head of Dolynska municipal council) did not like it. We are not candies that they have to like us ”, he said. IMI reported earlier, the Economic court in Kirovograd region dismissed a claim against the newspaper “Narodne slovo” (People’s word) and Central Ukrainian news agency (CBN) which had been filed by Dolynska municipal council (in Kirovograd region). Municipal council required to dismiss the information on social welfare of ATO veterans (Anti-terrorism operation) in Dolynsky district published in the paper of Oleksiy Gora, journalist for CBN. The story revealed some facts testifying that the municipal authorities failed to assign the funds for medical treatment of veterans of War in the Eastern Ukraine and their families. Oleksander Poddenezhnyy, lawyer for municipal council, required to dismiss some “untruthful” as to him information saying the municipal authorities failed to duly take care about the veterans. “This care in a sum of 8 thousands 100 hryvnias ($ 292) was assigned as welfare during the period of 2015-2017. For each of 400 veterans the municipal authorities allocated approximately 6 thousands of hryvnias ($220) per year”, as to the newspaper. The judges stated to dismiss the suit on a full scale.
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