Ukrainian Mayor Shot While Jogging

    Ukrainian policemen stand guard in font of the Kharkiv regional state administration building on April 8, 2014. Ukrainian policemen were injured as a result of an operation to free the administration building from pro-Russian separatists. Ukraine's acting president said on April 8 he would treat Russian separatists who have seized buildings in the east of the country as "terrorists" who will be prosecuted with the full force of the law.  AFP PHOTO/ ANATOLIY STEPANOV        (Photo credit should read ANATOLIY STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Hennadiy Kernes, the mayor of the eastern Ukraine city of Kharkiv, was shot by unknown gunmen while he was out jogging. He is in critical condition and “fighting for his life,” according to the mayor's office. While Kernes formerly supported pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych, he had recently changed his mind, saying that he wanted to see a united Ukraine. Kharkiv is one of the cities in Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have seized control of government buildings or staged protests.

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