Klitschko: Ban on sale of alcohol at night is European practice
A ban on the sale of alcohol at night is a European practice, which Kyiv must follow from now on, and therefore such a ban must be valid, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko has stated.
According to him, currently there is a significant opposition to such a decision of Kyiv City Council.
"The alcohol mafia lobbied for consideration in courts of the issue of cancelling the ban on alcohol sales at night," Klitschko said on the NewsOne channel.
At the same time, the Kyiv mayor noted he receives daily summaries of criminal offenses in the capital and the overwhelming majority of them are carried out by persons in a state of intoxication.
"I can say banning the sale of alcohol at night will make it possible to reduce the number of offenses. This is not an invention of Kyiv City Council. This is a European practice. Therefore we must adopt the best experience. And one of the examples is the prohibition of alcohol sales at night," he said.