After raiding the housing complex of Kiev mayor and former heavyweight boxer Vitali Klitschko The Ukrainian government has been accused of “intimidation.” “I can only describe what happened today as psychological pressure,” Klitschko said on Tuesday. In the morning, the armed employees of the Secret Intelligence Service owned the apartment building Kiev Enter where the mayor lives.
The State Security Administration said the searches were carried out in the building, but were not linked to Klitschko. Klitschko was not in his apartment at the time of the attack.
“It is no secret that there are regular meetings about Klitschko in the presidency,” the 49-year-old former world champion boxing said. “Some people there are very upset about the municipal initiatives.” Last week, law enforcement authorities raided several municipal businesses and the apartment of a friend of Klitschko’s party as part of investigations into alleged embezzlement of public funds and tax evasion.
According to media reports, Klitschko may be against the head of state in the 2024 presidential election Wolodymyr Selenskyj compete. Klitschko has served as mayor of Kiev since 2014 and mainly renovated the infrastructure of the capital. His tenure was also marked by corruption scandals.