As Paul Ronzheimer, deputy editor-in-chief of the BILD newspaper reported on Saturday morning via the short message service Twitter, Vienna’s mayor Michael Ludwig (SPÖ) apparently phoned the wrong Vitali Klitschko on Wednesday.
The office of Mayor Ludwig was initially unavailable for comment. Video message from the real Klitschko However, the real Vitali Klitschko reported shortly afterwards via Twitter. A false Klitschko reported in Europe who “said absurd things”. It must be determined urgently. “Please be careful in the future,” Klitschko warned. And added that official talks can only ever take place through official channels. In addition, he “never needs a translator,” Kiev’s mayor made it clear in the video message in German. Berlin’s governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) also had doubts during a video conference on Friday as to whether she was actually connected to Kiev’s mayor Vitali Klitschko as planned. The conversation then ended prematurely.