Fri. Sep 30th, 2022

Barcelona, ​​September 21 (EFE).- The mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko, will visit Barcelona for a few hours, next Saturday, September 24, at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Ada Colau, who announced it today.

The visit coincides with 7 months since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the celebration of Barcelona’s patron saint, Our Lady of Marse, and the Catalan capital’s main festival.

“We want to give this great cultural festival to demand peace and support the people of Ukraine,” said the mayor, who claimed “Barcelona’s character as a capital of peace” in an interview on TV3’s Els Matins program.

Colau explained that Kyiv is the city invited to next year’s Mercè festival, but the mayor of the Ukrainian capital said that “he wants to come and it would be an honor for him to join us” and that he will see the Kasselers from there. Town hall balcony.

The mayor also explained that the mayor of Rome, the city invited to this year’s Mercè, Roberto Gualtieri, will not be in town due to the general elections being held in Italy. EFE.

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