The reasons for the failure to appear at the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) meeting, voiced by Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko, are considered simple excuses in the Office of President Volodymyr Zelensky. The President's Office noted that in 2.5 hours the mayor could easily return to the capital and come to the meeting. This was announced by the adviser to the head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podolyak.
"Mr. Klitschko, ironically, is extremely creative and courageous. One way or another, it is extremely funny to see Klitschko's comments about "checking works" on the Podilsky Bridge again. Like any of his other comments regarding the work of the municipal economy. What can he check there? How much money was "withdrawn" today under the guise of this landmark project?
Well, the excuse for a trip to Chernihiv region for the sake of a small PR assignment is only proof of how far the city government in Kyiv is from reality. Firstly, the two and a half hours that Klitschko has before the NSDC starts is more than enough to return to Kyiv from Chernihiv region.
Secondly, the head of the Kyiv City State Administration was supposed to be in Kyiv today, where construction raiders destroyed another object of historical heritage. It was completely illegal, and people were beaten, who tried to stop the destruction of this monument. Doesn't Klitschko know about this either? Surely he knows.
In any case, it's time for Klitschko to return - first of all, to reality. PR and theft are definitely not the things that the head of the Kyiv city state administration as one of the executive authorities should deal with," Podolyak said.
As we reported earlier, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko stated that on August 20 he was invited to a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC), but he would not be able to attend it