The mayor of Smolensk believes that his resignation destabilizie the situation in the city

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite photolanguage in Russia. Smolensk. Archival photoThe mayor of Smolensk believes that his resignation destabilizie the situation in the city© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The mayor of Smolensk Vladimir Soforenko considers the initiative of the head of the region to dismiss him is illegal and I am sure that «abuse of the right to the removal of the mayor» may «destabilize the situation in the urban economy in the winter».

The Governor of Smolensk region Alexey Ostrovskiy said Monday in his Twitter that he made to the city Council’s initiative on the dismissal of the mayor of Smolensk, Soforenko «for poor performance». Last week the regional administration reported that after reception of citizens on personal matters Ostrovsky, after hearing numerous complaints from residents of Smolensk on the city government, stated the need for the resignation of Soforenko. The work of the mayor and his team the Governor called «ugly and disgusting», and their attitudes towards people — «care».

«I think the initiative of the head of the region’s illegal… No disengagement from the duties of the Chapter… was not» — quotes a press-service of city administration words, Soforenko.

The mayor suggested that this reaction of the Governor – the answer to the «principled stand for the protection of city assets, in particular municipal enterprises», which was, Soforenko.

«As if this situation is not resolved, the abuse of the right to the removal of the mayor can destabilize the situation in the urban economy in winter conditions and complex relationship with the main supplier of heat — PAO «by», — said Soforenko.

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