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Investigation into the attempted murder of mayor of Kharkov continues
19.05.2014 | 10:18

During pre-trial investigation there is a number of expert examinations, more than 300 people have been interviewed, cooperation with the representative of the victim continues.

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 is now.

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.


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