Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych has dismissed Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky as the head of Kyiv City State Administration and appointed Oleksandr Popov to this post.

The texts of the relevant decrees were posted on the Web site of the head of state on Tuesday. The documents did not specify reasons for this decision.

Chernovetsky became the head of Kyiv City State Administration after he was elected the city mayor at the regular elections, and then was re-elected and re-appointed in May 2008.

Popov was appointed the first deputy head of Kyiv City State Administration, replacing Anatoliy Holubchenko on June 15.

Popov, was born in 1960 in Kryvy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region. He graduated from Tyumen Engineering and Construction Institute. Popov headed housing and utilities ministry in 2006-2007 and in 2010. Before his appointment as minister in 2010, he was a member of the Ukrainian parliament for the Regions Party.


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