Ukrainian businessman Ihor Kolomoisky has won a lawsuit vs former Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) Valeriya Gontareva on protection of honor, dignit,y and business reputation.

"The claim of Ihor Valeriovych Kolomoisky against Valeriya Oleksandrivna Gontareva, Kyiv's Gorshenin Institute Ltd. on the protection of honor, dignity, and business reputation shall be satisfied in full," according to the ruling of Kyiv's Shevchenkivsky District Court of March 30.

"Information published on September 18, 2019, by at 437580_valeriya_gontareva_vsya_brigada.html in an interview with Gontareva, Valeriya Oleksiivna titled 'Valeriya Gontareva: 'This whole team, they aren't only bullying me, they are doing so brazenly and harassing me (...)' shall be recognized unreliable and violating Ihor Valeriovych Kolomoisky's personal non-property rights '" the court said.

The court also ruled to recover in Kolomoisky's favor court fees in the amount of UAH 2,305.20 (US$83) from Gorshenin Institute and Gontareva in equal shares.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Gontareva in the autumn of 2018 left Ukraine and has been living in London. On the night of September 17, Gontareva's house outside Kyiv was set on fire. She attributed this to two more incidents that had occurred earlier: a road accident in  the UK were she was hit by a car and an arson of her daughter-in-law's car in Kyiv.