Yuriy Vilkul elected Kryvyi Rih City Council Secretary: He will be Acting Mayor until election

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, Yuriy Vilkul was twice elected the Mayor of Kryvyi Rih and managed the city from 2010 to 2020
12:31, 25 August 2021

Yuriy Vilkul
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The extraordinary 13th session of the City Council of the 8th convocation is taking place in Kryvyi Rih. During the meeting, deputies removed Oleksandr Kotlyar from the office of Secretary of the City Council and voted for the appointment of Yuriy Vilkul, as the local website reports.

On August 25, 51 deputies are present at the sitting in the session hall.

Secretary of the City Council Oleksandr Kotlyar asked the deputies to dismiss him from the office. 33 deputies supported this decision.

Two candidates, Yuriy Vilkul and Svitlana Sova, applied for the position of the head for the further session. 32 deputies voted for the first candidate.

Deputies Yuris, Shaparenko, Tretyak were included in the commission for secret ballot for the Secretary of the City Council. After that, one by one deputies were invited for a secret ballot.

32 deputies voted for the new Secretary of the City Council - Yuriy Vilkul.

Related: Farewell ceremony for Mayor of Kryvyi Rih Kostyantyn Pavlov to take place on August 19

Earlier, it was reported that the Mayor of Kryvyi Rih Kostyantyn Pavlov was found dead. Pavlov had a gunshot wound in the chest area, and a Saiga rifle was lying next to him. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, from the moment the shot was fired, the deceased managed to walk 10 m.

Surveillance cameras recorded the last minutes (the video was published by the Telegram channel Reporter UA) from the life of a politician: he walked around the house with a weapon, smoked and picked up the phone. There is also a sound in the video, and it could have been a shot. However, the video is of poor quality, the time and date on the CCTV cameras are shot down. In addition, a fragment in the middle of the video is cut out.

Police have three versions.  The head of the communications department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Artem Shevchenko said that the possible reasons for the death of the mayor of Kryvyi Rih Kostiantyn Pavlov could be: suicide or incitement to it; murder; careless handling of weapons.

Related: Murder of Kryvyi Rih mayor: Police did not confirm authenticity of video from Pavlov's house

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