September 11, 2018

President Poroshenko has issued a libel claim against the BBC in respect of a defamatory article and news item earlier this year.

The BBC asserted that Ukraine paid President Trump’s personal lawyer through secret channels to organise a formal meeting between the two respective Presidents last year.

The allegation is without foundation, highly defamatory, and damaging both to the image of President Poroshenko and Ukraine, hence this legal action.


Atkins Thomson
11 September 2018