General Prosecutor’s office intends to appeal the decision of the Kyiv district court of Poltava on the closure case against the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes and his two guards Vitaly Blinnikka and Eugene Smitkova.
Comments about this channel “112 Ukraine” said the head of the Department of special investigations of the Prosecutor General Sergei Gorbatyuk.
Other details he did not disclose. According to prosecutors, Kernes and his two security guards in March 2014 kidnapped and beat participants of the Euromaidan Sergey and Alexandra Ryapolova of Kutyanina. 2 Mar 2015 the General Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine informed Kernes on suspicion, on 26 March of the same year, the case was referred to court. Kernes has said that he believes the case against him was fabricated. He claimed that he can prove his innocence. Poltava Kiev regional court heard the case Kernes more than three years.
In this case, the Prosecutor decides the issue of opening of criminal proceedings against the judge of the Kyiv district court of Poltava, Andrei Antonov, who closed the case of the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, said during a briefing in Kiev Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Anzhela Strizhevskaya. About it the correspondent of the Internet edition “GORDON”.
10 July 2018 the judge Andrey Antonov has gone to the deliberation room for sentencing. Aug 10 the case against Kernes and his guards was closed “in connection with the failure of the prosecution to support the prosecution in the case”: you specified that prosecutors blocked judicial debate. The court’s decision can be appealed within seven days.