Ukrainian authorities ignored funeral of mayor of Kharkiv

The Ukrainian authorities ignored the funeral of the mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes , “Strana. ua “.

The top officials of the state will not come to say goodbye to him. The military also refused to participate in the mourning ceremony, although they held a rehearsal the day before.

As told at the Ivan Kozhedub Kharkiv National University of the Air Force, on December 22, near the city opera and ballet theater, a rehearsal of the farewell ceremony with Kernes was held, to which the servicemen of the Kharkov garrison were attracted.

According to the charter, an honorary escort is sent in the event of the burial of persons, in whose official ceremonies the President of Ukraine, the chairman Verkhovna Rada and the Prime Minister. According to preliminary information, the funeral was supposed to be attended by top officials of the state, so the head of the garrison ordered 50 servicemen to participate in the ceremony.

“Later, when it became known that these persons would not come to the burial of the mayor, the order was canceled,” the university explained.

Kernes died December 17 in the Berlin clinic “Charite”, where is he delivered after complications caused by coronavirus.