In Kyiv, Zelensky criticized Klitschko for the first time since the war began



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In Kyiv, Zelensky criticized Klitschko for the first time since the war began

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky criticized Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko for the first time since the beginning of the war, saying that he did not do a good job. In his evening address, he called on the local authorities to take a more responsible approach in securing "points of invincibility" and, as he claims, received many complaints from Kiev on that account.

Klitschko allegedly did not organize the shelters well, so they were left without electricity and water due to the Russian attacks. "Unfortunately, local authorities have not performed well in all cities. In particular, there are a lot of complaints in Kyiv ...

To put it mildly, more work is needed," he said, saying the level of services available in many Kyiv centers was not good enough. Pleading for civilian help within Kyiv "Please pay attention – the people of Kyiv need more support ...

a lot of (them) have been without power for 20 or even 30 hours. We expect quality work from the mayor's office."

Vitali Klitschko says Putin won't be satisfied with victory in Donbas

“Putin likes symbols . . . from the beginning Kyiv [has been] a symbol of an independent Ukraine,” the former heavyweight boxing champion said in an interview with the Financial Times.

As Moscow pulverized Kyiv's food distribution centers and targeted oil refineries, Klitschko, 50, said it was systematically destroying Ukraine's infrastructure. “Russia destroyed our infrastructure to destroy our economy.

It’s not a war against military forces, it’s a war against the whole Ukrainian population,” he said. Due to the risk of another Russian ground offensive, he requested fire engines and medical staff. “Nobody knows how long will be this war.

Weeks? Months? I hope not years. We need reserves and support, and not just right now — for a couple of weeks”. “Giving up a big part of our territory is a compromise? For me personally, and for millions of Ukrainians, it’s not,” he said.

“We’re ready to talk about compromise and negotiations just after the point when the last Russian soldier has left Ukraine”.