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 Donetsk Mayor Accuses International Experts of Smear Campaign

Donetsk Mayor Oleksandr Lukianchenko does not trust the results of the study of the international company GFK, whereby Ukraine in terms of purchasing power is among the least well-off European countries.

He said this at a press conference, reports novosti.dn.ua.

"I think that a group of international experts worked at someone's request to continue discrediting our country. Go around the Ukrainian cities, look at what people are wearing, what are they driving, what shops there are, and everything will fall into place," said the mayor.

Lukiachenko noted that "we need to declare the income correctly, and the state should protect the poorest part of the population, and then everything will be fine."

"Before Euro 2012, they said that there is hell here," he said.

According to the mayor there are a lot of wealthy people in Donetsk. "I had two days - Saturday and Sunday - and I left the office and drove around the city, its districts. I've seen enough of so many people who have a successful life, so excuse me..." said the mayor.

He noted that "officially for the last year, the city of Donetsk was recognized as the most affluent city."

 
 
 
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