13 June 2014, 02:49

Vladimir Pavlenko appointment as new mayor of Slavyansk

Vladimir Pavlenko appointment as new mayor of Slavyansk

According to ITAR-TASS, Vladimir Pavlenko became the new mayor of Slavyansk. This was reported by "Novorossia" agency on June 13.

"A new mayor was appointed by the order of Igor Strelkov, commander militias of Slavyansk. It is Vladimir Pavlenko, the head of the Labor and Social Protection Department of Slavyansk," was said in the statement.

"Former Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomarev was fired and taken into custody in the city. He is suspected of untargeted spending of money," said the agency. The new People's mayor has already met with representatives of the OSCE mission in Ukraine and confirmed the "desire to negotiate on the necessity to stop the armed conflict in the region."

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