Shot Kharkiv Mayor Treated in Israel, Remains Critical

World | April 29, 2014, Tuesday // 12:00| Views: | Comments: 3
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Bulgaria: Shot Kharkiv Mayor Treated in Israel, Remains Critical Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes. Photo by EPA/BGNES

The mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, who was shot and wounded on Monday, has been moved to Israel for treatment.

Kernes was transported to Israel overnight, after Kharkiv medics had performed a 2-hour operation in the intensive care, ITAR-TASS reported, citing the spokesperson of the Kharkiv city council. His condition remains critical.

The mayor was shot in the back on Monday morning as he went out for a jog, causing severe wounds in his abdomen and thoracic organs.

Ukraine's Interior Ministry has ordered an immediate investigation and filed a criminal case for an attempted assassination.

Kernes was an outspoken supporter of the ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, but later began advocating for a united and sovereign Ukraine. His dubious political affiliation poses plenty of questions as to who may stand behind this attack.

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Puffer - 29 Apr 2014 // 22:42:55

"strangely Israel is a safer country now than Ukraine... "

Good point Janet, let's give a big round of applause to Putin and his thugs for destabilizing and trying to dismember and destroy a peaceful European country in the 21st century.

Yane - 29 Apr 2014 // 22:29:10

He should stay in Israel if he lives, strangely Israel is a safer country now than Ukraine...

Mat - 29 Apr 2014 // 14:49:29

He also had a very dodgy background in organised crime... Much like many of our esteemed political leaders.

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