Yanukovych filed a lawsuit to Oschadbank for defamation

Янукович подал иск на Ощадбанк о защите репутации

Ex-President demands refutation of the information about the account in this Bank.

Viktor Yanukovych has filed a lawsuit to the Pechersk district court of Kiev in JSC “Oschadbank” about protection of business reputation. Ex-President demands refutation of the information about the presence of his ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov in the state Bank more than $ 1.150 billion About it reports Interfax-Ukraine.

The interests of JSC “Oschadbank” in the dispute on denial of inadequate information are lawyers GENTLS.

According to managing partner GENTLS Oleg Thunder, “June 23, the Pechersk district court of Kiev held the first hearing in the case. The plaintiff Yanukovych demands from the court to protect its business reputation, associates the violation of their rights with the spread, in his opinion, inaccurate information about the presence of his Azarov in Oshchadbank more than $1 billion 150 million.”

“I am convinced that the claim is unfounded for at least three reasons. First, the plaintiff does not confirm evidence of the presence of his reputation, though it requires protection. According to the decree of the Plenum of the Supreme court of Ukraine dated 27.02.2009, No. 1 under the business reputation refers to the public assessment of the business and professional qualities. The question arises what community rating of Yanukovych? “- said Gromov.

According to managing partner GENTLS, if, in the opinion of the plaintiff’s lawyers, business reputation Yanukovych positive, and it might be affected, it is necessary to prove.

“While there is no evidence, and I doubt that they will be” – he said.

“Secondly, the very strange position charged with Bank to Bank secrecy in a situation when he, observing banking secrecy, refused to answer a reporter’s question about specific amounts and Bank accounts. That is, the claims relating to the plaintiff of specific sums in a Bank was not “- said the lawyer of party”of the Bank.

Also GENTLS pay attention to the fact that the agreement between Yanukovych and the attorney signed in February of this year, and the place of signing of the specified city..

“And finally, we questioned the authority of advocate to the President to address in court with the present claim, since the agreement on legal assistance signed in February 2017, in the city of Kiev, although it is obvious that Yanukovych in Kiev at that time could not be”, – said Gromov.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the Prosecutor’s office arrested the property of the officials of Yanukovych.

The court will not turn to Russia in the case of Yanukovych