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 "This information is wrong," - presidential spokesman Zhyhulin on hiring lobbyists in US by Ukraine

The information released by the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Unit (FARA) that claims the Ukrainian government hired BGR Group to lobby for its interests in the United States is not true.

Andrii Zhyhulin, the spokesman for Ukrainian president, told Radio Svoboda, Censor.NET reports.

"In fact, the documents published by FARA are incorrect. In the next few hours, all the information will be updated and made available for everyone to see," Zhyhulin said.

According to him, those who posted false information on the website have to make corrections. However, Zhyhulin did not specify the mistake and whether the incumbent Ukrainian authorities hired lobbyist firms in the United States.

"Let's wait for the real state of affairs, because everyone has spread false information. It's about the human element, there are mistakes there [at the FARA website]," the official stressed.

As previously reported, the documents released on the FARA website say that the Presidential Administration of Ukraine hired the American firm called BGR Group to lobby for the interests of Ukraine in the United States. Under the U.S. law, all persons acting as agents of foreign principals have to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with such principals. BGR Group submitted relevant information to FARA on Jan. 1, 2017 and indicated the following customer's address - 11 Bankova Str., Kyiv, Ukraine.

As noted, Ukraine pledges to make monthly payments of $50,000 to BGR Group at least until the end of 2017.

On Jan. 6, the fact of hiring was also reported by Deutsche Welle.

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