Handziuk's murder: Security Service puts crime boss Levin on wanted list

Source : 112 Ukraine

Olexiy Levin is suspected of organizing the murder of Kherson Mayor’s Advisor Kateryna Handziuk
14:09, 21 January 2019

Kateryna Handziuk

Ukraine’s Security Service put a crime boss Olexiy Levin (Moskalenko) on a wanted list under suspicion of organizing the murder of Kherson Mayor’s Advisor Kateryna Handziuk, as the Internal Ministry reported.

According to the list of wanted people, Levin is suspected under the article No. 115 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code (“Organization of ordered murder committed by a group of people with violence, self-interests”). The court permitted to arrest the suspect.

Related: Contractor of Handziuk’s murder to be named when there’s enough evidence, - Lutsenko

Levin disappeared off the grid of the law enforcers on August 19, 2018.

On November 4, it became known that Kateryna Handziuk died aged 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July this year. According to preliminary information, the death was caused by thrombus detachment.  

Related: Activist who helped to investigate Handziuk’s murder was beaten up in Kherson region

Besides, the official reason for the death of Handziuk was specified. It was 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.  

Related: Another organizer of Handziuk’s murder served charge papers, - Prosecutor General

On November 12, the court arrested suspect in Handziuk case Igor Pavlovsky, as Ukraine’s Security Service Head Vasyl Hrytsak said.  

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