The criminal case against the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, who is accused of kidnapping and beating of active participants " euromaidan ", will be transferred from a court in Kharkiv to Kyiv district court of Poltava, say Ukrainian media Recalling the decision of the Higher specialized court of Ukraine for consideration of criminal and civil cases.
"The judges, having considered the petition of the senior Prosecutor of the GPU and the lawyer of the victim, not fully accepted the petition and decided criminal proceedings be sent to the Kyiv district court of Poltava city of Dzerzhinsky district court of Kharkov ", - according to the decree of the court, quoted by UNIAN.
According to the Ukrainian journal, protection Kernes says the court is reinsured by transferring the case from Kharkov to Poltava." This decision, of course, I am not happy. In my opinion, side protection has clearly stated its position on the adjournment of the meeting. I think that in this case the court simply overreacted and took this decision, " said the lawyer Julia Pletnev. She also expressed surprise that the court decided to postpone the trial in Poltava, although the General Prosecutor's office insisted on a court within Kiev. Remember, the Mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes dismissed against him by the Prosecutor General of Ukraine charges in the kidnapping and beating of active participants "euromaidan" and called the case against him was fabricated. Remember, the case of the UK relative to the head of the city of Kharkov were initiated in March 2014 on suspicion of threatening liquidation, torture and kidnapping. Kernes said that the case against him under the criminal code falsified interior Minister Arsen Avakov. on April 28 of the same year on Kernes was assassinated because he received a small wound in the back, the bullet had nicked the lung and liver, Also damaged the spine. After surgery, the mayor went back to work. In July Kernes said he did not believe in Russian trace in the case of the attempt on his life, he felt guilty Avakov and the head of the Kharkiv regional state administration Igor to Balota. In the last month of summer Avakov said that the proceedings against the head of Kharkiv on suspicion of threat of liquidation, torture and kidnapping resumed.