Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine (PGO) conducted over 120 searches in Kharkiv within investigation into misappropriation of 650 hectares of state land. The operation was being prepared over two months.
Searches of premises belonging to Kharkiv mayor Hennadii Kernes and the mother of Opposition Bloc MP Mykhailo Dobkin have been underway since early morning.
Today, Oct. 5, Kyiv district court of Poltava served a formal charge on Kharkiv mayor Hennadii Kernes and his guards of tortures, kidnapping and death threats.
Checking of the judge in the case against Kharkiv mayor Hennadii Kernes is underway, Ukraine's Interior Minister says. He also expresses his opinion about the recent events in Kharkiv.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov confirmed a search in the Hotel National in Kharkov, which city Mayor Hennadii Kernes basically turned into his residence.
Operatives of the special Hryfon unit of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine evacuated Kharkiv mayor Hennadii Kernes from the court room of the Kyivsky district court in Poltava due to threat to his life.
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov supports the soonest conviction of the mayor of Kharkiv Hennadii Kernes by the court.
Prosecutor General's Office took indictment against Hennadii Kernes to the court. Mayor of Kharkiv is accused of kidnapping, torture, and death threats.
The Prosecutor General's Office has notified Mayor of Kharkiv Hennady Kernes on suspicion of committing several crimes.
About 100 activists of various organizations are picketing the city council, where a new session starts today.