A number of media outlets spread false information about the Supreme Court's alleged "rejection of claims" regarding the illegal closure of 112 Ukraine, NewsOne and ZiK TV channels.
It is noteworthy that this lawsuit was not filed by the lawyers of the TV channels, but was a dummy, i.e. it is a technology the authorities used in order to obtain favorable decisions in the court process under their control. Earlier, the court tried to combine this fake lawsuit with lawsuits from TV channels, but the decision was dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Also, the Supreme Court has opened proceedings on lawsuits from TV channels. The hearing is scheduled for late March - early April.
At the request of the plaintiffs, documents which became the basis for the imposition of sanctions were requested from the President of Ukraine and the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.
The court also satisfied the plaintiffs' request to involve in the case as third parties the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Thus, the authorities that took part in the preparation of sanctions against TV channels will appear in court in an open trial, where they will have to report on the specific facts that led to the closure of TV channels.