The mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes and the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov were enemies in 2014, when the Kharkiv city the head had organized the assassination attempt. About it Kernes told in the author’s program of Dmitry Gordon on the TV channel «112 Ukraine».
According to the mayor of Kharkiv, the organizer of the assassination attempt on him in 2014 was Avakov.
Answering the question about the motives of the assassination, Kernes said, «first, my relationship with him was known to all – that we are specifically enemies and what’s more he is my enemy, than I to him. He in any way wanted me to do something nasty and vile. It was when I worked as a Secretary of the Kharkiv city Council at the mayor Shumilkin (Mr Shumilkin was mayor of Kharkov from 2002 to 2006. – «GORDON»), and then when Dobkin (MP from the Opposition bloc Mikhail Dobkin. – «GORDON») was elected mayor, and the Governor Avakov wanted Shumilkina».
According to the mayor of Kharkiv, Avakov «no one election is not won».
«It was in Parliament only when he was in the list, and on a mazhoritarka it was never supported. Today the level of confidence in Avakov in Kharkov – more than 90%. Why do I insist on the fact that he’s the one I ordered? Yes to his testimony on my death – as a gift on birthday! People who encroach on my life, understand that it will be nothing, because at the very top sits a man who will not find the culprits. It just happened. This case never engaged, and never did,» said Kernes.
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April 28, 2014, around 12.00, while Jogging in Gennady Kernes, shot unknown. The bullet hit his left side, punctured a lung and liver that injured his spine. The same night, Kernes was taken urgently to the hospital in tel Aviv. He survived but lost his ability to walk.
In 2010 Avakov took part in the election of the mayor of Kharkiv, but lost Kernes. In January 2012 the General Prosecutor of Ukraine Avakov opened a criminal investigation on suspicion of willful abuse of power and official authority. Avakov went to Italy. On the 2012 parliamentary elections it passed in the Verkhovna Rada according to lists of Bo «Batk_vshchina». After obtaining the status of people’s Deputy Avakov returned to Ukraine. He headed the interior Ministry since February 2014.
Kernes: Why do I insist that it Avakov I ordered? Yes to his testimony on my death – as a gift on birthday! 29.08.2017