Yevhen Ryshchuk, Deputy Head of Kherson Regional State Administration, was dismissed from his post during the investigation of the murder of ex-Kherson Mayor Advisor Kateryna Handziuk, as Andriy Hordeyev, the Head of the administration, reported on Facebook.
“I have approved Yevhen Ryshchuk’s statement on temporary removal during the investigation of Handziuk’s murder,” he wrote.
Earlier, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko stated that the Head of Kherson Regional Council Manger was served with charge papers concerning organizing the murder of Handziuk.
On November 4, it became known that Kateryna Handziuk died at age of 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July this year. According to preliminary information, her death was caused by blood clot's detachment.
Besides, the doctors specified the cause for the death of Handziuk was specified. It was due to multiple organ failure and chemical burns.
Handiuk's murder evoked a huge public outrage, with people demanding to find the orderer of the murder of the activist.