Kyiv City Council deprived Minsk of its sister city status

Oleg Panfilovych

The Kyiv City Council has deprived the capital of Belarus, Minsk, of the status of a sister city of the Ukrainian capital.

This was announced by Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko.

"Minsk can hardly be called a sister city of Kyiv. Therefore, nothing prevented us from deciding to deprive Belarus of its status as the capital. The country from whose territory rockets flew to Ukrainian cities and towns and Russian troops invaded our country," Klitschko said.

  • In mid-April, the Kyiv Metro launched a public online poll on the renaming of 5 stations: Minska, Heroiv Dnipra, Beresteyska, Druzhby Narodiv, and Leo Tolstoy Square.