Chernovetsky says he will no longer run for Kyiv mayor

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Feb. 16, 2012, 10:33 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky has said that he will no longer run for the post of city mayor, the Komsomolskaya Pravda v Ukraine newspaper reported on Thursday. "I'm not planning to run for Kyiv mayor, and I don't want to explain the reason for that. I just have no such plans, and that's it! As for the Verkhovna Rada, I'm thinking about it, but I have not yet taken a decision," Chernovetsky said.

When asked by the newspaper whether he participates remotely in the settlement of problems in Kyiv as current mayor, Chernovetsky said: "Wherever I was, I fulfilled with full responsibility all of the obligations entrusted to me under Ukrainian laws. I signed only those Kyiv City Council decisions in which there were no legal or functional mistakes, and I took other decisions entrusted to me by law absolutely responsibly."
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