“Yesterday evening I met with President Zelenskyy. We talked quietly. President confirmed the rumors that have been circulating for some time now about a division of responsibilities. A power to fill the position of a head of Kyiv State Administration rests upon President and he is planning to appoint ‘his’ person.
I am saying thank you for advance notice and letting me know personally, not through media :) ,” said Klitschko.
“Again I emphasized that restriction of executive functions of an elected mayor signifies a return of Yanukovych’s approach. It leads to deprivation of the right of Kyiv for self-governance. While Kyiv mayor is denigrated to a decorative role, the city is governed by a person passed down rather than elected by Kyivans who bears no responsibility whatsoever towards the community.
No way this can happen in any European capital city.
I am confident - and I have said that to President - that if it is so important to have an ‘insider’ mayor of the capital city, why not set early mayor election? Let the Kyivans elect a mayor they can rely on,” stressed Vitali Klitschko.