The interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that the police have the facts, according to which the Mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes as if he himself was physically violent actions against activists of euromaidan.
"There is overwhelming evidence that the Kernes himself was abducted, beaten and organized bullying people - Kharkiv protesters, who were then in a very difficult situation. There are proper facts and testimony from both sides Kernes must be condemned, "Avakov said on the air of TV channel" 1 1 ", transmits Lb. Ua. According to his statement, " Kernes will cling to procedural matters, But there is no doubt that the sentence must be held fast."" The problem is, Kernes - the invalid of the first group. This ethical Problem for us all, for society. But first must be a sentence, and then we will be obliged to take appropriate decision, " he added. In early March, the General Prosecutor's office of Ukraine presented the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes charges of kidnapping. For example, the Kharkiv mayor and 2 of his guards blame in the kidnapping and beating of euromaidan protesters in March of last year. If guilt Kernes prove, he faces five to 10 years of imprisonment. 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.