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Handziuk has 11 surgeries since attack

Kherson Governor Advisor underwent surgeries on removing the dead tissue and skin transplantation
17:17, 21 September 2018

Kateryna Handziuk

Kateryna Handziuk, Kherson Governor Advisor, underwent 11 surgeries on removing the dead tissue and skin transplantation over the past 50 days after the attack, as her husband Segiy Denisov said, Human Rights Information Centre reports.

“It’s hard to say how many more surgeries she needs, it is under discussion. It’s a very complicated case because of such acid injury,” Denisov said.

It remains unknown whether she will continue treatment abroad.

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

“It is hard to speak of treatment abroad, as her condition is unstable and each day is like a new one, with new changes, new problems,” he said.

Among successful results of the treatment - her eye is saved, so the vision is preserved, skin was partially transplanted and established, the condition of the victim is generally better.

“Yet, the doctors do not exclude possible risks, and consequently threat to life because of a tiny infection, which can impede the treatment and recovery, so Kateryna is still in the intense care. Her condition needs constant support,” Denisov said.

Related: Attack on Handziuk: criminal cases held by police, Security Sevice of Ukraine

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."  

Related: Attack on Handziuk: SBU seals information on instigator

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.  

Related: It's a crime against dignity, - Ukraine's Ambassador to Canada on Handziuk's case

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