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Klitschko sacks his deputy after recent incident with police

Source : 112 Ukraine

Volodymyr Slonchak leaves his office after a nighttime scuffle with the police
14:04, 27 April 2020

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Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko has fired Volodymyr Slonchak, the Deputy Head of Kyiv city state administration. This was his reaction to the incident that took place in the Ukrainian capital last night, April 26. Klitschko said so during the online briefing boradcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"(...) I think you watched the news and you're aware of what happened last night. I will not let anyone discredit the municipal authority - above all, by those who represent it", the mayor claimed.

The official apologized to law enforcers and citizens for his deputy's actions.

"I have repeatedly said I would not cover for anyone's actions. And Volodymyr Slonchak should be held liable for his actions - like every citizen of Ukraine", Klitschko said.

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Last night, April 27, Slonchak, the deputy head of Kyiv city state administration was detained by the police in Kyiv. Law enforcers stopped the Mercedes he was in, as the driver forgot to turn on the lights. The driver appeared to be Lyudmyla Kostenko, the member of Kyiv City Council and Deputy Head of the Council Committee for Budget and Social and Economic Development. Both acted inadequately during the conversation with the police and refused to pass the test for alcohol use.

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Slonchak was taken in, and Kostenko refused to pass any tests for alcohol use. The car was taken to an impound lot. The operative team of Kyiv police reached the site and compiled a protocol about the event. 

 

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