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Portnov threatens journalists with pecuniary claims for reports on high treason

19.08.2019, 15:59
Photo credit: Gordon Andriy Portnov, former deputy head of the presidential administration under Viktor Yanukovych, demanded the press not to spread the reports he would have been probed within the proceeding of high treason, as he posted in his Telegram messenger, cited by Detektor Media. “Dear journalists, there is nothing personal, just to warn you. Once more someone of you reports in any form that I was suspected of or charged with high treason, you will be sued with a pecuniary claim. We will jointly own your property, assets and money, ” he wrote. Andriy Portnov added that previously, he had won a trial against Ukrinform over the news: " Case against Portnov instituted by the prosecutor's office, the SBU is only to investigate it." The court ordered the news agency to publish a refutation. Earlier, it was reported that Andriy Portnov filed a defamation claim against Petro Poroshenko, political party European Solidarity and Pryamy TV Channel. He also filed a lawsuit against the chairman of the board of the Anti-Corruption Center Vitaliy Shabunin, the Prosecutor General's Office and 24th TV channel (PJSC Lux Television and Radio Company).
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