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German newspaper Bild retracts report on drunken incident with Lutsenko's son at Frankfurt airport

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June 10, 2009, 11:42 p.m. |
Kyiv, June 10 (Interfax-Ukraine) - German newspaper Bild has retracted a report on a drunken incident with Oleksandr Lutsenko, the son of Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, at Frankfurt Airport. A well-informed source told Interfax-Ukraine that according to the decision taken by Berlin land court's judicial division for mass media, the newspaper had retracted its report published earlier.

The source also said that Bild had implemented the court ruling after removing from the Internet "all of the slanderous articles in respect to Yuriy Lutsenko and his son Oleksandr."

Bild reported earlier that German police had arrested Lutsenko and members of the Ukrainian delegation in a state of acute alcoholic intoxication at Frankfurt Airport. The 19-year-old son of Yuriy Lutsenko, Oleksandr was allegedly drunk too, and police handcuffed him after he offered resistance.

The minister said later that he would win all of the court appeals lodged against the Bild newspaper that published a misleading report on the rude behavior of the Ukrainian delegation at Frankfurt Airport.
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