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Cherkasy mayor sues Zelensky for calling him 'bandit'

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the mayor’s lawyer, the lawsuit against the president is related to the protection of honor and dignity
17:57, 27 May 2020

Mayor of Cherkasy Anatoliy Bondarenko
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The Mayor of Cherkasy Anatoliy Bondarenko has decided to sue President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. Bondarenko's lawyer Denys Tsypin announced this on his Facebook page.

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.

Related: Cherkasy authorities did not consult with Health Ministry on lockdown’s mitigation; it's political decision

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."

Related: Cherkasy Mayor Bondarenko comes for questioning

 

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