Plane used to airlift Navalny to Berlin reportedly arrives in Kharkiv for mayor with COVID-19 (Photos)
The aircraft took off from Kharkiv’s airport on Wednesday evening. Kernes’ cars with ‘0202’ number plates were spotted at the airport
/ Photo from Suspilne.Media Kharkiv
The Bombardier Challenger 604 plane used in August to airlift Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny from Russia to Germany’s Berlin-based Charité hospital after his poisoning with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group has reportedly visited Ukraine.
The aircraft (Reg No. D-AFAD, owned by FAI Aviation Group, a German general aviation operator and air ambulance specialist) arrived in Kharkiv from Nuremberg, Germany, at 19:15 Kyiv time on September 16, the Suspilne.Media outlet reported.
The publication cited a source in Ukrainian law enforcement agencies saying that the plane had arrived to airlift Kharkiv Mayor Hennadiy Kernes, who has allegedly been diagnosed with COVID-19.
There is no official confirmation of the report yet.
The arrival on Flightradar24 / Screenshot by Suspilne.Media Kharkiv
What is more, a Suspilne.Media correspondent spotted ambulances and cars with “0202” number plates at the airport.
The number plates are used on the cars of Kernes and his security personnel.
Ambulances were spotted at the airport
/ Photo by Suspilne.Media Kharkiv
The plane later took off at around 21:50 Kyiv time on September 16, according to the Flightradar24 service, Suspilne.Media said in an update.