Media claim evidence emerges of Odesa Mayor’s Russian citizenship
Journalists at Ukrayinska Pravda, a Ukrainian online news outlet, report they can prove the mayor of Ukraine’s major seaport and resort city of Odesa, Gennady Trukhanov, is, in fact, a holder of a Russian passport.
The database of Russia’s Federal Tax Service shows that Odesa Mayor Gennady Trukhanov, besides being a Ukrainian citizen, has also obtained a Russian passport, Ukrayinska Pravda reports.
The journalists used a freely accessible database to check personal and passport details of the mayor and saw Trukhanov’s taxpayer identification number issued in Russia.
Apparently, the ID was issued in 2011.
Read alsoSBU says eight Georgian nationals deported over threat to national securityInvestigative journalists from Slidstvo.info in 201 have already reported on Trukhanov’s alleged Russian citizenship, his passport number and issue date.
Trukhanov denied possession of the Russian passport, claiming that the leaked passport copy was a forgery by former mayor Eduard Hurwitz.
The Odesa department of the SBU Security Service have also checked the report but said they found no evidence of Trukhanov’s Russian citizenship.