“The examination of the patient who was admitted during the night has shown that all the previous surgeries he underwent were successful,” the Elisha clinic administration told ITAR-TASS. “The patient is currently under the care of doctors and needs no additional surgical interference.”
The clinic has not discloses the name of the Kharkiv mayor under the Israeli rules that prohibit the disclosure of patients’ private data. The administration of the private medical establishment said that it was “the last press statement about the condition of the patient” from Kharkiv.
“Director of the Kharkiv institute of general and emergency surgery Valery Boiko said that living indicators of Gennady Kernes have stabilised that permitted to foretell a favourable airlifting. Israeli doctors will continue to cure the mayor as they have a quite vast experience of treating bullet wounds,” the press service said.
“Specialists are still keeping Gennady Kernes in medication sleep and artificial lung ventilation,” the press service said. The Prosecutor General’s Office permitted to cure the mayor abroad.
The assassination attempt on Kernes was staged on Monday when he was jogging on the Belgorod Highway. The city mayor was shot in the back. The bullet pierced his chest, damaging internal organs. Criminal proceedings have been instituted over the attempt on Kernes.
The sniper was aiming not at Kernes, but at Kharkiv,” he said. “He (Kernes) is a strong man… and an attempt was made to liquidate him,” Dobkin added.