“The investigator of the Main Administration of Kherson National Police satisfied my petition on the additional subsumption of the crime committed against Kateryna Handziuk and included it to the Unified Register of the Pre-Trial decisions the information about the targeted assassination,” the lawyer noted.
Earlier, Ukraine’s SBU classified the information about the investigation of Handziuk’s case as secret.
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.
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.