According to the statement, the mayor of Cherkasy intends to collect UAH 1 (0.04 dollars) from the head of state.
"I, Denys Tsypin, the lawyer of the mayor of Cherkasy Anatoliy Bondarenko, filed the claim on protection of honor and dignity, the business reputation of the mayor of Cherkasy to the Pecherskyi District Court of Kyiv City. We all remember that President of Ukraine Zelensky called Bondarenko the bandit a few days ago. Here is the answer," the lawyer said.
As we reported earlier, Zelensky called the mayor of Cherkasy Anatoly Bondarenko "the bandit" during his recent press conference and added that he would not sit down with Bondarenko at one table.
This reaction was caused by Bondarenko's policy regarding lockdown easing in Cherkasy region: on April 30, Cherkasy mayor Anatoliy Bondarenko ordered to weaken the lockdown measures in the city, allowing the citizens to visit parks and most of the shops.
President Zelensky, in his address, promised "legal consequences" for such a decision.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov claimed that the response to the weakening of the lockdown in Cherkasy will be a "tough one."