Klychko to sue Chernovetsky for claims he demanded land plot in Kyiv
Vitaliy Klychko, the leader of the eponymous bloc in Kyiv city council, says he plans to sue Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky for claiming that the boxer asked the mayor to allocate a two-hectare land plot for Klychko's boxing club.
"Mayor [Leonid] Chernovetsky confirmed that I had allegedly asked him for two hectares of land in his office, and that there were alleged documents confirming this. So, I will sue Chernovetsky for his claims," he told journalists in the corridors of Kyiv City Council on Thursday.
"I'd like to see a document in which Vitaliy Klychko asked Chernovetsky for two hectares of land. He should provide the respective documents. If he fails to do so, I will press for moral compensation," Klychko said.
Chernovetsky and Klychko had a sharp verbal exchange in the session hall of Kyiv City Council on Thursday. The latter asked the former when he was planning to start the "real, not virtual" management of Kyiv, and added that the Kyiv mayor and his team had no plan to tackle the economic crisis.
Chernovetsky, in turn, said that he respected Klychko as a deputy and an athlete.
"Unfortunately, we met only once during my work as the mayor, and it was then when you had had to get two hectares of land for your boxing club," he said.
Klychko came third in the last election for Kyiv mayor on May 25, 2008.