Attack on Handziuk: Police identifies sale location of acid

Source : 112 Ukraine

530 bottles with the acid were seized from the implementor
21:27, 8 August 2018

Facebbok Vyacheslav Abroskin

The Police have identified the sale location of the acid, which was used against Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor. Vyacheslav Abroskin, Principal Deputy of the Head of the National Police claimed on Facebook.

'As of today, I can say that the location where the acid was purchased for the attack on the woman. 530 bottles with the liquid are found and seized. An individual who crafted the acid was identified and questioned,' Abroskin claimed.

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He also added that the law enforcement has well-defined pictures of the second possible suspect in the attack on Handziuk.

As we reported earlier, Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor was attacked near her place. The attacker soaked her with acid. the woman was hospitalized.

30 percent of her body was burned: head, arms, legs, chest and left eye.

Related: Suspect in attack on Adviser of Kherson's Mayor detained in custody

The attack on the employee of the City Council of Kherson was reclassified from "Hooliganism" to "Serious physical injuries committed with the aim of intimidation", and after a while - on "Attempted murder with a special cruelty."

Yuriy Lutsenko took the case under his own control. He reported that the attack on the adviser was a part of the plan to destabilize the situation in the south of Ukraine. Later the investigation was transferred to the central office of the SBU.

Related: Avakov: Police detain suspect of attack on Handziuk

Suspected in the attack was detained on August 3. He name is Mykola Novikov, previously detained for robbing and illegal weapons handling. He is a member of one of the criminal organizations in the Kherson region. According to Anton Gerashchenko, obviously, the detainee was fulfilling someone's order. Whereas, Gerashchenko added that they approximately know who was the proponent.

The Police have already published the picture of the second possible suspect in the attack on Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor.

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