Popov to run for Kyiv mayor

Print version
Aug. 13, 2012, 2:47 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Head of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov

Head of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov has said that the sooner mayoral election takes place in the capital the better.

"I think the sooner we hold it the better. This process should take place in Kyiv," he said on Monday.

Popov added that the parliament should decide on the date of the election. He said he hopes the Verkhovna Rada would consider the issue in September.

"I don't care who will be my competitor. I am set to active work before and after the election," he said.

The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.