BBC apologized and agreed to pay the compensation to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The apology concerns “the incorrect material, which stated that Petro Poroshenko’s side paid money to continue meeting with Donald Trump” as BCC reported.
This article was published in May 2017 but later it was deleted. The article stated that $400,000 were transferred to Michael Cohen, the lawyer of Donald Trump. This information was also announced at BBC TV program.
According to TheBabel, BBC will compensate $209,872 to President Poroshenko. He promises to pass this money to the Ukrainian army as Poroshenko stated during the closed meeting with bloggers on March 26.
Earlier British BBC reported citing its own sources that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen received the secret payment in the sum of $400,000 or $600,000 for the organization of the first meeting between Petro Poroshenko and Donald Trump in June 2017.
BBC noted that it contacted Michael Cohen and two Ukrainian officials, who supposedly organized the payment. All of them denied that it took place.
The Administration of the President of Ukraine demanded the retraction of the published information by BBC.
Poroshenko and Trump met on June 20, 2017, in the White House in Washington.