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Kharkiv mayor suffers attempt on his life

April 28, 2014, 13:56 UTC+3

Physicians are currently carrying out a surgery to save him

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Kharkiv mayor Gennady Kernes

Kharkiv mayor Gennady Kernes

© AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov

KHARKIV, April 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Kharkiv mayor Gennady Kernes has suffered an attempt on his life on Monday. Spokesperson for Kharkiv city council Irina Kutsenko confirmed this information to ITAR-TASS.

“We can confirm the very fact of an attack,” she said. “So far, there are no further details.”

Earlier, a message about an attempt on Kernes’s life appeared on the website of Kharkiv city council. It said that the mayor received a gunshot wound in his back.

“He is currently in an emergency hospital on a surgical table. Physicians are fighting for his life,” the message says.

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