First there was the wacky taxes:
Satellite dishes and air conditioners are among the first to be taxed (50 hryvnyas monthly per dish, 24.5 kopiyky for every air-conditioner kilowatt-hour). Mobile operators will also be subjected to an additional tax.
Then the singing:
Earlier this month he sang to them: "I am giving my burning heart to you/ It is burning for you to live better." Other lyrics on his website include the haunting: "What wax does not afraid fire/ And for you and me, burning down candles cry."
And now Chernovetskiy has given a press conference in his swim suit (you can watch him here do pull-ups):
Chernovetsky attended Kiev's Dynamo Stadium on Wednesday morning to run a 400-meter track, to make 15 pull-ups and swim in a swimming pool. When the mayor went out of the pool, he began to demonstrate his muscles to photographers.
"I want the whole Ukraine to know that I am physically and psychologically healthy," Leonid Chernovetsky said wearing only his wet speedo in the locker room of the swimming pool.
I'm guessing that a number of people will remain unconvinced.
-- Luke Allnutt