The court allowed to call Sharia a “Kremlin project” – Leshchenko
The politician and blogger has been suing Espresso and Vitaliy Portnikov since 2017 over this statement.
The Supreme Court of Ukraine did not satisfy the cassation appeal of politician and blogger Anatoliy Shari against the decision in the case of protection of honor, dignity and business reputation against the Espresso TV channel, on which the blogger was called a “Kremlin project”. This was announced on July 6, 2020 by Serhiy Leshchenko , a former deputy and journalist, now a member of the supervisory board of Ukrzaliznytsia, with reference to the court ruling of April 17, 2019.
In 2017, journalist Vitaliy Portnikov called Anatoliy Shariya a “Kremlin project” and a blogger “conditionally used by his Russian masters …” on the air of the “Evening with Myroslava Barchuk” program. ” People who are sincerely convinced that Ukraine is now waging a liberation struggle in the East, they do not even imagine that there is a certain part of people who are collaborators in their own country and believe that the Maidan and the government are to blame. I will give you a great example. Here is a popular media blogger Shariy among this type of people, a kind of Kremlin project, with a huge number of subscribers, viewers on Youtube and not only Russian, do you watch it? Have you ever seen him in your life? ” He said.
The blogger asked the court to declare this information unreliable. The Solomianskyi District Court of Kyiv on April 5, 2018 and the Kyiv Court of Appeal on November 14, 2018 did not grant his request. In April 2019, the Supreme Court of Ukraine upheld the decisions of these courts. The decision of the Supreme Court was not subject to appeal.
“There is a resolution” in the name of Ukraine “of the highest court of our country, which allows to legally call Sharia a” Kremlin project “and a blogger who is” used by his Russian owners , “Serhiy Leshchenko said.
It will be recalled that in 2017, blogger Anatoliy Shariy filed a lawsuit against Media Detector and journalist Bohdan Logvynenko through the column “ The Second Most Numerous Biomass. About “Rain” and not only “. In its lawsuit Anatoly Shary insisted that his statements about the use of ” mouthpiece” of Russian measure ” “ and “scandalous Ukrainian psevdobizhenets” degrading its honor and dignity, and harms its reputation.
On June 21, 2017, the Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv denied Sharia’s lawsuit against Media Detector and its author Bohdan Logvynenko. On September 7, 2017, the Court of Appeal of the city of Kyiv upheld the decision of the first instance .
On August 7, 2019, Media Detector published an article by Volodymyr Rykhlitsky entitled “ Who is Shariy? From a Ukrainian journalist to a popular blogger and pro-Russian politician . ” The article talks about the messages promoted by video blogger Anatoliy Shariy and the phenomenon of his popularity, which prompted 326 thousand voters to vote for the virtual Sharia Party.
On August 8, a personal message from the Media Detector page on Facebook received a message from Anatoliy Shariy. He obscenely threatened Media Detector with a lawsuit for “serious funds . “