Statement of prosecutor general on sanctions against NewsOne TV channel is cynical lie; it show him being unprofessional and his unsuitability, - Kozak

Source : 112 Ukraine

Statement of MP Taras Kozak
20:45, 8 July 2019

Ukrainian politician Taras Kozak
112 Agency

Statement of Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko on the tie of NewsOne TV channel with the Russian Promsviazbank is a cynical lie and it shows him being unprofessional and his unsuitability. The ultimate beneficiary and owner of NewsOne TV channel is not any of Cypriot company as it was said by the prosecutor general. I, Taras R. Kozak, is the only owner of NewsOne TV channel and own 100% of the channel directly.

Other statements of the prosecutor general, particularly, toward the participation of the TV channel in the terrorist activity, are absolutely groundless. I consider them as the artificial creation of the grounds for imposing sanctions against NewsOne and closure of the channel for political reasons.

In a broader sense, the statements of the prosecutor general, unfortunately, completely correspond the current position of the authority, which does not simply refuse from the dialogue on peace at all levels (from direct negotiations between politicians and talks between common people) but directly neglects fulfillment of its previous promises on the establishment of peace, improvement of people’s life, tariff reduction, stop of the discrimination of Russian-speaking citizens. Today to this list the attacks at the freedom of speech and main principles of the journalist activity are added.

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Thus, I consider the judicial nonsense from Yury Lutsenko, according to which the submission on the dismissal from the post of the prosecutor general of Ukraine is filed to the Verkhovna Rada, as cheap promotion and attempt to vacate the chair and deflect attention from his failed and senseless work during the last previous years.

Besides, I am sure that despite the current political sloppiness of the Ukrainian leadership, and despite the counter of the radical organizations, dialogue between two states will be established. And precisely thanks to such dialogue, we will succeed to achieve a real ceasefire, the release of the prisoners and reunification of Ukraine.

P.S. To substantiate professional incompetence of prosecutor general I attach the extract from the state register, which confirms my sole participation as owner of TV channel.

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