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Poroshenko requires BBC to refute and delete article about payment for meeting with Trump

Poroshenko also requires to compensate for his losses
09:20, 22 September 2018

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The defense of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asks the court to oblige BBC to refute and delete the article about payment for the meeting of Poroshenko with American President Donald Trump and to compensate for his losses. Graham Atkins, head of law company Atkins Thomson who represents the President’s case in court claimed this to Ukrainian News. 

‘The President pursuits unfounded accusations, the removal of the article and compensation for damages to his reputation. In addition, ensuring non-reprinting of made defamatory statements,’ Atkins claimed.  

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He noted that the court hearing for the consideration of the case hasn’t been scheduled yet but the issue between the sides can be resolved as the case progresses. 

Earlier, BBC reported with a reference to its own sources that personal lawyer of Donald Trump Michael Cohen received a secret payment of $400 or $600 thousand for the organization of the first meeting of Petro Poroshenko with Donald Trump in June 2017.  

Yet BBC claimed that they reached to Michael Cohen, and also two Ukrainian officials who have allegedly organized the payment. The three rejected the information. 

The Administration of the Ukrainian President demanded BBC to refute the published information. 

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Poroshenko and Trump met in the White House, Washington on June 20, 2017.  

After the meeting, Petro Poroshenko claimed that the USA supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and advocate for the continuation of reforms in the country. Poroshenko noted that the sides achieved agreement in the area of military-technical and economic cooperation. According to Trump, it was a really good discussion and significant progress has been made.

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