19 Sep 2019 13:21

Klitschko asks Rada to dissolve Kyiv City Council, schedule early election in Kyiv

KYIV. Sept 19 (Interfax) - Kyiv City Mayor Vitali Klitschko has addressed the Ukrainian parliament regarding the dissolution of the Kyiv City Council, which has repeatedly failed to have a quorum for holding its session, and asked the parliament to schedule early election in Kyiv.

"Today we see that there is no quorum in the hall. That is, not everyone is ready to work. Therefore, I appeal to the parliament regarding the dissolution of the 8th Kyiv City Council and the scheduling of early elections in Kyiv!" Klitschko said on Thursday after the Kyiv City Council failed to have a quorum for the new session, the mayor's press service said.

Agreements were reached to hold the session this Thursday during consultations with leaders of all fractions of the City Council on Tuesday, September 17, he said. "Everyone talked about their readiness to get together in order to resolve pressing issues for the city," the mayor said.

Klitschko said it is now necessary to make important decisions for the city and Kyiv residents on social benefits, salaries for transportation workers, and allowances for teachers. In addition, the heating season is approaching and "there are urgent issues relating to preparations for it," he said.

According to earlier reports, a group of parliamentarians from the Servant of the People faction on September 13 registered Bill