He noted that he was worried about the growth of hatred for everything Russian.
The mayor of Odessa, Gennady Trukhanov , opposed the renaming of Pushkinskaya Street in the city.
He spoke about this in an interview with The New York Times .
The publication notes that Trukhanov is under pressure to rename Pushkin Street next to the mayor’s office.
“No, I would not support this (renaming). Odessa is the multicultural capital of Ukraine. I am worried about the growth of hatred towards everything Russian,” he said.
The mayor also answered the question of whether the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is able to strike at the center of Odessa.
“The one who is capable of Bucha, Mariupol, what happens on the way to Nikolaev, is capable of anything,” he said.
Recall that earlier Gennady Trukhanov said that in Odessa they would rename all the streets whose names are associated with the aggressor country Russia.
“We do not want to have anything to do with the state, which today is trying to wipe our city, our country off the face of the earth,” he wrote on his Facebook page.
As UNIAN previously reported, the works of more than 40 Russian and Soviet writers , poets, prose writers and artists will be excluded from the curriculum of Ukrainian schools . Excluded authors are going to be replaced by works of world classics.