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Adviser of Kherson's Mayor Kateryna Handziuk dies

According to preliminary information, the death was caused by thrombus detachment
13:28, 4 November 2018

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Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor, known as a public activist died aged 34, according to the Facebook page dedicated to her.  

‘Katya died. The details will be given later. Please, do not disturb her relatives. Friends will give more information within a day,' reads the message. 

Related: One of suspects in attack at Handziuk get out under house arrest

Lawyer Masi Nayyem and entrepreneur Vladyslav Hrezeiev have also confirmed the information.  

‘Katya Handziuk died. Having had numerous operations after acid burns, thrombus detached. One hour ago,’ the entrepreneur claimed. 

As it was reported earlier, four suspects in the attempted murder of Adviser of Kherson Mayor Kateryna Handziuk pleaded guilty.  

Related: Handziuk has 11 surgeries since attack

Kateryna Handziuk 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. 

Related: Handziuk’s video message: Looking bad but better than justice in Ukraine

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. 

The Police have already published the picture of the second possible suspect in the attack on Kateryna Handziuk. 

Related: Four suspects in Handziuk case plead guilty

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