investigation there is a number of expert examinations, more than 300 people
have been interviewed, cooperation with the representative of the victim
Investigation Department of the Chief Directorate of
the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kharkiv
region goes on pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings opened into the
attempted murder of the mayor of Kharkiv Gennadii Kernes. The
investigation group qualified actions of unknown persons under Part 2 of
Article 15, Part 1 of Article 115 (attempt to premeditated murder) of the
Criminal Code of Ukraine.
- In order to investigate the said crime we create an
investigative team composed of the most experienced specialists of
investigative and operational units, - said Deputy Head of Investigation
Department of the Chief Directorate of the MIA of Ukraine in Kharkiv region, Police Lieutenant Colonel Larysa Falieyeva. - In addition,
the practical assistance is given by employees of the Chief Investigation
Directorate of Investigation and the Department of Criminal Investigation of
the MIA of Ukraine.
Pre-trial criminal proceedings is under the control of the MIA of Ukraine and the
Prosecutor General of Ukraine. Systematically there are conducted the hearing
of the pre-trial investigation with participation of the Chief Directorate of
the MIA of Ukraine in Kharkiv region and Prosecutor's
Office of Kharkiv region, during which they analyze
the collected materials and identify areas for further work.
– The investigation has offered a number of versions
about the crime, including a professional activity and revenge for opposing
separatism. For all areas we provide a thorough job to determine persons who
have committed a serious crime, - said Larysa Falieyeva. - For physical evidence seized, experts of the
Department of the Research Forensic Centre at the MIA of Ukraine, Kharkiv Research Institute of Forensic Examinations n.a. Bokarius
are entrusted to carry out forensic psychiatric, ballistic, medical, and other
trace expert examinations.
Nowadays in criminal proceedings 340 people are
questioned, including members of the Kharkiv City
Council and Kharkiv City Clinical Hospital and
Emergency Care. A number of investigative experiments participating by experts
from different fields are carried out.
Investigators cooperates with a representative of the victim, who went to the
hospital, where Gennadii Kernes
Employees of the Investigation Department tried to
communicate by phone with Gennadii Kernes, but at the request of his representative, who
referred to victim's bad health, conversation is postponed to another time. As
soon as it is possible, the police immediately conduct the necessary action.