The Prosecutor’s office intends to appeal the decision of the Kiev district court of Poltava, which decided to close the criminal case concerning the mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes and his two bodyguards. Comments about this “112 Ukraine” said the head of the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General Sergei Gorbatyuk.
Other details Gorbatyuk said.
According to the court, the decision to close the case can be appealed to the appellate court within seven days.
Earlier today the Kyivsky district court of Poltava decided to close the criminal case concerning the mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes and his guards Vitaly Blinnikka and Eugene Smitkova. The reason for this decision, the judge explained the refusal of the prosecutors to support the charges in the case and participate in court debates, which is seen as a rejection of the charges.
Recall, January 25, 2014 a group of people attacked the marchers in support of Euromaidan in Kharkov. On the same day the Deputy of Kharkiv regional Council, Ivan Varchenko said about the kidnapping of two participants of the Euromaidan Alexander Kutyanina and Sergey Ryapolova, “after they removed the car number plates” friends Kernes at the hotel “national”. Later, the Department of public relations of GU Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kharkiv region reported that the information about the kidnapping was not confirmed.
March 2, 2015 Kernes announced on suspicion of committing crimes under part 2, 3 of article 27, part 2 of article 146 (illegal imprisonment or kidnapping), part 2, 3 of article 27, part 2, article 127 (torture), part 2, 3 of article 27, part 1 of article 129 (threat of murder) of the criminal code of Ukraine and the completion of the preliminary investigation. 26 Mar 2015 the General Prosecutor passed to the court indictment in criminal proceedings concerning Kernes and his two bodyguards.
April 2, 2015, the Supreme court declared the operative part of the decision to transfer the case Kernes of Dzerzhinsky district court of Kharkov to Kiev district court of Poltava, where it was considered before making today’s decision.