Mayor of Odessa opposed renaming the city’s streets, arrested in Kiev

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February 14, 2018 – Fort Russ News –

– Novorosinform, translated by Tom Winter –

Gennady Trukhanov

At Kiev’s Borispol Airport border guards detained the mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov and handed him over to the employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU). This is published on the Facebook page of the Radio Svoboda journalist Natalia Sedletskaya referring to her sources at the airport.

“Gennady Trukhanov flew from Warsaw to Kiev this morning, on a scheduled flight to Boryspil. The mayor of Odessa was immediately detained by border guards and handed over to employees of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine,” Sedletskaya wrote.

Border guards and law enforcement agencies have not commented on this information.

Earlier, the press service of the Odessa City Council reported that Trukhanov went on a business trip to the Czech Republic.

Recall that last year Trukhanov actively opposed the “decommunization” of the streets of Odessa. On April 29 Trukhanov suspended a decision to rename the streets of the city. He noted that this issue will be submitted for general discussion and will be reviewed again by the deputies of the City Council.

The Security Service of Ukraine then demanded that Odessa mayor Gennady Trukhanov cancel the decision of the Odessa City Council to revoke the decommunization of a number of streets.

Yesterday the Odessa court decided to re-decommunize the streets of the city.

Earlier, the city council of Odessa abolished the decision of ex-governor of the region Saakashvili on “decommunization” of some streets of the city. By decision of the council, the former names were returned to the streets. The names to keep: Marshal Zhukov Avenue, Babushkin Street and Lane, Biryukov Street, Valentina Tereshkova Street, Belinsky Street, Gaidar Street, Goncharov Street, Obnorsky Street, Badayev Street, and Bogdanov Lane. The street of Karl Liebknecht in Chernomork, which Saakashvili proposed to call the street of Nikolai Trotsky, and in the mayor’s office was originally thought to be called the Street of the Heavenly Hundred, was to become the Street of Odessa Poets.

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