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Rally near Minister of Interior house, participants demand his resignation

Protesters accuse the minister of inaction in cases of attacks on public activists
16:42, 17 November 2018

A group of Avtomaidan supporters organized a motor rally and a protest near the house of the Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov. This is reported by "Schemes: Corruption in details - RFERL" on its Facebook page.

"They want to force the current minister to write a letter of resignation. According to the organizers of the rally, one of the main reasons for such a demand is unsolved murders and attacks on civilian activists from the" Handziuk list, "the journalists point out.

Protesters arrived to the house of the minister with the calls "Avakov, go away!" Later, posters “Avakov is garbage”, “Who ordered activists?”, “Unpunished evil grows”, “AvakOFF” were hung on the fence, while other participants lit fires at the gate and started chanting “Avakov resign!” and “Who ordered Katya Handzyuk?”

Related: 1,471 people died in fires in Ukraine from beginning of 2018


In addition to Avtomaidan, the organizers of the rally were the public initiative group "Who ordered Katya Gandzyuk?" Also at the site members of the C14 organization and people in camouflage with Donbas chevrons were noticed.

The UN in Ukraine condemned the attack on the public activist Kateryna Handziuk, according to the claim published on the website of the UN to Ukraine.  

‘The United Nations organization in Ukraine is also attentively watching the situation around the recent attacks on the public activists in Ukraine. All cases were and will be filed and analyzed by the UN Monitoring Mission for Human Rights in Ukraine,’ reads the claim.  

Related: Adviser of Kherson's Mayor Kateryna Handziuk dies

Kateryna Handzyuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor, known as a public activist died aged 34. She 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, Ukraine's Prosecutor General, 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 Security Service.

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

Related: Handziuk has 11 surgeries since attack

 

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