Ukrainian mayor fights for life after shooting

The mayor of Ukraine's second-biggest city, Kharkiv,

is in serious condition after being shot in the back

while riding his bicycle.

Gennady Kernes, who is pro-Russian, was taking his

usual cycle route when it is believed someone

opened fire from nearby woods.

He was immediately rushed to hospital by his bodyguards.

Doctors say his life is still in danger.

Mykhailo Dobkin, Governor of Kharkiv Region said, "We don't want to

build a country where mayors are

shot, where it is unsafe to walk on the streets, and where violence is


Ukraine's crisis has deepened with the uprising against Kyiv spreading

to the eastern city of


Here armed pro-Russian separatists have seized the police headquarters

and a government

administrative building, barricading themselves in the sandbags.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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