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Kharkiv mayor suffers assassination attempt during bicycle ride

Gennady Kernes received a penetrating gunshot wound to the back

KIEV, April 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Gennady Kernes, Mayor of Ukraine’s eastern city of Khrakiv, was wounded in an assassination attempt that took place during his bicycle ride on the Belgorodskoye Highway, the press service of the mayor’s office said. “He is currently on the operating table in a hospital emergency room. Doctors are fighting for his life,” the press service said in a statement.

The information about Kernes’s condition is not yet available. Kernes has received a penetrating gunshot wound to the back.

An investigative team is currently working at the scene. The investigation is underway.