Making comments on elections of Kyiv mayor and Kyiv Council deputies to Ukrainian journalists in Winnipeg, President Victor Yushchenko characterized them as democratic. According to him Kyiv citizens had all opportunities to freely express their political likings at the polling places.

As to the results of the election President opined that Kyiv inhabitants showed that they wanted to see practical work of the politicians, rather than scandals and reciprocal accusations. He also urged political forces that have won the right to work in Kyiv Council and the new Kyiv Mayor to unite in solving real problems in education, healthcare, transportation, etc as Kyiv citizens are expecting them to.