The personnel of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) searched the place of deputy of Kherson Regional Council Mykola Stavytsky within the investigation of the murder of Adviser of Kherson’s Mayor, public activist Kateryna Handziuk. Dmytro Ilchenko, deputy of Kherson City Council, reported this on Facebook.
‘The personnel of SBU broke into the apartment of Deputy of the regional council Stavytsky. They are searching for the evidence of his participation in the murder of Kateryna Handziuk. They had no search warrant. The SBU officers didn’t have any documents. They refused to tell what they are looking for,’ the deputy who was at the scene, as a defender claimed.
After the searches, Ilchenko claimed that he signed a nondisclosure agreement and he can’t tell things in details.
November 4, it became known that Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor, died aged 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July this year. According to preliminary information, the death was caused by thrombus detachment.
Besides, the official reason for the death of Handziuk was specified. It is multiple organ failure and chemical burns.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed his condolences in accordance with the death of the adviser. He required the law enforcement bodies to do everything possible to find the murderers and punish them.