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Mayor of Ukraine’s
Second-Largest City Is Shot

New York Times, by Andrew Roth and Alan Cowell

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 4/28/2014 10:32:54 AM

DONETSK, Ukraine — Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the mayor of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, on Monday, seriously wounding him with at least one bullet to the back while he was riding a bicycle near a major highway, municipal officials said. The attempted assassination shifted the crisis in the east of the country onto new and perilous ground. The mayor, Gennady A. Kernes, had been regarded as seeking to steer a middle course as pro-Russian militants conduct a campaign of occupations of key facilities in eastern cities. That campaign is widely believed to be aimed at drawing the region closer

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I hope this isn´t an ´Archduke Ferdinand´ moment.

      


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