Press office of the mayor of Uzhgorod issued the statement of the mayor. Here is the text.
"Dear Uzhgorod residents
All of you know about a difficult situation in the country. Many innocent victims, economy is in the collapse, local government does not function.
I hear threats from my yesterday opponents, while many people support my position and the work that I have been doing for the sustenance of the city with chronically underfinanced city budget.
People, who did not vote for me, order me to resign.
I respect the opinion of Uzhgorod residents, especially those who voted for me. Therefore, I ask city deputies, whom Uzhgorod residents entrusted to represent their interests, to come to the session and decide whether they trust me as mayor.
I do not want Uzhgorod and Uzhgorod residents to suffer because of the interests of certain political groups.
Sincerely, Victor Pogorelov"