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Same number of people live in Kyiv now as before February 24 – mayor Klitschko

31 December, 2022 Saturday
04:12

The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, says there are as many people living in the capital of Ukraine as there were before Russia's full-scale invasion in February

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Klitschko said this in an interview with the German Spiegel weekly. 

“We count how many cell phones are used. Before the war, there were 3.8 million people here, in March there were less than a million, in July 2-2.5 million, and now 3.6 million. 300,000 of them are registered internally displaced people from other regions of the country. The city is overcrowded,” the mayor said.

He himself admitted that he felt danger and was afraid that he would be abducted by enemy sabotage and intelligence groups, but he did not run away from the city.

Klitschko recalled that during the defense of Kyiv “there were several situations in which he barely survived“, suggesting that he would one day tell about them in an autobiographical book.

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