Breaking: 9 People Arrested in Connection With Shooting Of Kharkiv’s Jewish Mayor Kernes

Ukrainian police have arrested nine gang members in connection with the shooting and failed assassination attempt of Kharkiv mayor Gennady Kernes, local media reported.

“Police arrested in Kharkiv, Odessa and Kiev nine members of a gang suspected of murdering a Kharkiv businessman and doctor. The detainees are also being suspected for involvement in the [failed] assassination [attempt] of Gennady Kernes,” Anatoly Dmitriev, head of the Police in the Kharkiv region, sad at a press conference on Tuesday.

Dmitriev said the detainees are also suspected of plotting the assassination of top officials of law enforcement agencies.

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