Lutsenko: Attack was ordered by representatives of law enforcement

Source : 112 Ukraine

Reportedly, the Police have identified the sale location of the acid used against Handziuk
22:48, 8 August 2018

Kateryna Handziuk

The representatives of law enforcement and governmental structures ordered the attack on Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson’s Mayor. Yuriy Lutsenko, Attorney General claimed this in the comment section of his post on Facebook on August 3.

‘On the fact of attempted murder with special cruelty of Kateryna Hanzdiuk, which was committed by the order of the representatives of law enforcement and governmental structures with assistance from separatist organizations on the south of Ukraine in order to destabilize social-political situation in the south region of the country,’ reads the text on the screenshot published by the Attorney General.

Related: Attack on Handziuk: Police identifies sale location of acid

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.

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

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.

Related: The US condemns attack on Adviser of Kherson's Mayor

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