The mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, expressed concerns about the vector chosen by President Zelensky. The former boxer is worried that there is almost no freedom of speech in the country; it has become difficult to express an opinion that runs counter to the government position. This is reported by The Globe and Mail.
Ukraine has put democratic values at the forefront, but is now moving away from them, the mayor believes. Journalists who criticize the government are under pressure; political positions are occupied by their own people, and not by those chosen by the population.
“I cannot call the movement that we see now democratic. This smells of verticality and authoritarianism,” Klitschko said in an interview with The Globe and Mail.
Klitschko also believes that it is precisely because of the current policy that people do not understand what the real situation is at the front.