Kyiv’s mayor, former boxer Vitali Klitschko, and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy are in a war of words over the capital’s efforts to help residents.
Kyiv mayor in spat with Ukraine president
The mayor of Kyiv, former professional boxer Vitali Klitschko, hit back at criticism by Ukraine’s president over measures to help residents withstand power cuts, describing disputes as “senseless” amid Russia’s military campaign.
Klitschko said 430 “warming centres” were helping residents cope with the effects of Russian attacks on power stations and more than 100 more were planned in case of extreme conditions. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy noted last week there were a lot of complaints about measures adopted in the capital.
“I do not want to become involved in political battles, particularly in the current situation,” Klitschko said in a video posted on Telegram.
“That is senseless. I have things to do in the city.”