Yesterday, the Pecherski district court in Kiev received an application from Vladimir Litvin, the Ukrainian presidential administration chief. The plaintiff claims he was publicly libelled by Mr. A. Moroz who alleged Mr. Litvin had been in the know of the conspiracy against missing journalist Georgi Gongadze. The court took on the case, and Mr. Moroz, the Ukrainian MP, is now acting as defendant. Our correspondent Aleksandr Gorobets has interviewed Mr. Moroz who claims he has all evidence available of what he has publicly said. But, according to Mr. Moroz, in view of the political situation in the country where a virtual dictatorship has been introduced, he will not succeed without international backing. In particular, he has asked Carlos Pascuale, US Ambassador to Ukraine, to help identify the body found in the Tarashchanski forest. Mr. Moroz also regards legal action launched against him as an attempt to stop the mouth of the political opposition of all honest people in Ukraine. In his view, this case’s investigation should become a trial of those who brought the country down to poverty, who organized the war of clans, who turned the state power into the power of criminal bosses.
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