Zelensky asks government to fire Klitschko from Kyiv Administration Head office

Source : 112 Ukraine

Vitali Klitschko is both the elected Kyiv Mayor and the appointed Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration
14:29, 24 July 2019

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky instructed the Cabinet of Ministers to fire Vitali Klitschko from the office of Kyiv City State Administration. This was reported by Ukrainska Pravda agency with the reference to the press secretary of the Prime Minister Vasyl Ryabchuk.

Ryabchuk noted that the government had received such address and had been considering it. He also confirmed the information in commentary for the Interfax-Ukraine agency.

The interlocutor of Ukrainska Pravda agency in the President's Office explained that there was no final decision on who would head the administration in case Klitschko is dismissed.

 “Moreover, this appointment is scheduled not earlier than for the end of September. This appeal to the Cabinet is in fact a formality, as according to the law, all heads of local administrations are dismissed after the election of a new president,” the message says.

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As we know, Vitali Klitschko is both an elected Kyiv Mayor and appointed Chairman of Kyiv City State Administration.

As it was reported, Zelensky has fired 70 heads of district administrations in eight regions of Ukraine on July 9. Zelensky dismissed 10 heads of district state administrations in Vinnytsia region, 8 – in Volyn region, 3 – in Donetsk region, 1 – in Dnipro region, 2 – in Zhytomyr region, 3 – in Zakarpattia region, 10 – in Kirovohrad region and 5 – in Lviv region. The reason is the end of term of office of the former president of Ukraine.

In Kyiv region, the heads of administrations of Sviatoshyn, Solomiansky and Holosiiv districts were dismissed.

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