A picture taken on April 23, 2014 shows pro-Russian mayor of the town of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine Gennady Kernes speaking in a megaphone at the city hall in Kharkiv. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEY BOBOK
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The mayor of Kharkiv, who was left in critical condition after being shot in the back by an unknown assailant, has been flown to Israel for treatment, local officials said Tuesday.Yury Sydorenko, director of information at Kharkiv city council, said in a statement that Israeli doctors decided after examining his wounds that mayor Gennady Kernes, who is Jewish, could be transported. It was not clear whether the attack was directly related to the simmering tensions in eastern Ukraine.The doctor who performed emergency surgery on him, Valeriy Boyko, said the mayor's life was "in danger".
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE