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I have no conflict with Bohdan, I merely protect rights of Kyiv citizens, - Klitschko

The capital city’s mayor stated he did not hold on to the post; he said he protected the rights of Kyivites that he is responsible for
21:25, 2 August 2019

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Mayor of Kyiv City and Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration Vitally Klitschko states he does not have the conflict with Head of the President’s Office Andriy Bohdan. The main task for him now is to promote the interests of Kyiv citizens. He said this on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

“Indeed, there was a case when having no candidates for the post of Kyiv city mayor in 2010, Mr. Yanukovych (Ukraine’s ex-President – ed.) removed the city mayor and appointed Mr. Popov as the new Mayor of the city, and he fulfilled the responsibilities. In this case, for what purpose the mayor elections do exist in Kyiv? Let’s appoint them. It seems like I hold on to the post and fight for the seat, but I do not need this seat, the main task for me is self-government. Kyiv residents give the mayor the right to promote their interests and they ask him for this then. But the person who is appointed for this post, but not chosen has no obligations to the citizens,” Klitschko said.

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The city mayor also added he had no conflict with Head of the President’s Office Andriy Bohdan.

“I get no quarrel (with Bohdan – ed.), I protect exclusively the rights of Kyiv citizens to choose the mayor who has to report to the residents of the city, who is liable to them. But if now we destroy the government, there are the conclusions of European Charters for the Self-Governance, the conclusions of foreign experts, our experts can see the same steps that Yanukovych did. But we should not act like this,” Klitschko noted.

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