Dobkin to compete for post of mayor of Kharkov after death of Kernes

Who held the post of mayor of Kharkov in 2006-2010 Mikhail Dobkin decided to nominate his candidacy for the post of mayor. “” informs about it.

Early elections of the mayor of Kharkiv after death Gennady Kernes should be announced this year Verkhovna Rada .

On January 1, Dobkin published a New Year’s greeting, in which he, dressed as Santa Claus, hinted about his intention to take the mayor’s chair. “Many Kharkiv residents have been frequently asking [me] lately, so I will answer: yes, in the new year, with new victories!”, – he said.

Kernes died at the age of 62 in the Berlin clinic “Charite “, where he received treatment after complications from the coronavirus. The funeral took place on December 23 in Kharkov. The mayor has not appeared in public since late August due to health problems. At the same time, he was re-elected mayor of Kharkov for the third time in the local elections held in Ukraine on October 25. In December, Kernes was diagnosed with coronavirus and bilateral pneumonia. Presumably, he contracted from his housekeeper.