Kyiv deputy mayor, city council member scuffle with police

Source : 112 Ukraine

The incident took place last night; both acted inadequately and refused to pass the test for alcohol use. Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko already claimed he made a decision and promised to make it public on the briefing on Monday noon
09:30, 27 April 2020

Incident with Kyiv city council officials, April 2020

Kyiv city mayor Vitaliy Klitschko stated that he already made a decision about the action of his deputy Volodymyr Slonchak - after the incident he was involved in last night. He left the message on his Telegram channel.

"Today, it all will be documented officially. Watch the briefing at 12 a.m.", Klitschko wrote.

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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