Poltava Kiev regional court closed the case against the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes and his guards against the torture of people. In Zaporozhye there was a terrible accident with the tourists, which killed 6 people, including children. Ukrainian political prisoner Vladimir Baloga in prison in the Crimea was visited by his mother. Ukraine presented a new self-propelled howitzer “Bogdan”. These were the top stories on Friday, August 10.
The court dismissed the case Kernes
Kyivsky district court of Poltava closed the case against the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes and his guards against the torture of people.
The judge of the Kyiv district court of Poltava Andrey Antonov described the systematic failure of prosecutors to the debate on the case of the mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes and his guards Vitaly Blinka and Eugene Smslog as a waiver of the charges and discontinued the proceedings.
The court’s decision can be appealed in Appellate court of Poltava region within 7 days from the date of announcement.
Upon the adjournment of the court case Kernes, the GPU has opened a criminal proceedings.
This resonant event have already commented on himself the mayor of Kharkiv.
I expected excuses. Why. Because three years, we could see all the witnesses… not a Single witness said nothing. There is no evidence, – said Kernes.
Fatal accident in Zaporozhye
In the Zaporozhye region on the highway Kharkiv – Simferopol on August 10, there was a terrible accident, which killed six people.
Collided with a truck and a minibus with passengers.
Minibus with people returning to the resort Kyrylivka to Zaporozhye.
First, it was reported on 5 dead passengers of the minibus, but later the number of victims has risen to six people, including five children.
In fact a fatal accident the police opened criminal proceedings.
See video from the scene of a fatal accident in Kiev:
The driver of the truck was detained.
Baluku allowed to meet with his mother
Mother of Ukrainian political prisoner Vladimir Baloga who is on hunger strike for almost 150 days, was able to visit his son in the detention center in the occupied Crimea.
According to the mother of the political prisoner, Vladimir Baloch looks very bad.
Nothing good. Thin, terrible. Skeleton. One skeleton. But I can see that he’s so terrible that I was just in shock. Some bones and skin on the bones. Looks like an old man. I never say that something health is bad. Never. I know that he was sick and loins hurt, and leg, and everything was bad, and he told me that all is well, – said Natalia Baluch after visiting son.
What the accused Vladimir Baloga?8 December 2016 in the occupied Crimea, Ukrainian activist Volodymyr Baluchi was detained by the FSB of Russia. All because after the annexation of the Peninsula Baloch at his home in the village of Serebryanka posted Ukrainian flag and a sign “street of the Heavenly hundred Heroes”, and also abandoned Russian passports.
Occupation authorities in Crimea accused of Baluchi in the storage of ammunition and explosives allegedly found him during one of the searches. The husband repeatedly insisted that the ammunition had been planted to avenge the Pro-Ukrainian position. 16 January 2018 Baluja sentenced to 3 years and 7 months of imprisonment in a colony-settlement. March 19, 2018, the prisoner declared an indefinite hunger strike.
The new Ukrainian SAU “Bogdan”
The Ukrainian defense company built to NATO standards new self-propelled howitzer “Bogdan”.
The Secretary of the national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov said on Zhitomir landfill APU, which was tested guns.
Turchynov said that “Bogdan” has “NATO 155-millimeter caliber.”
“Its important characteristics are high mobility, accuracy, range and high rate of fire,” – said the NSDC Secretary.