The Chairman of Kherson Regional Council Vladyslav Manger said he would not escape from the country due to suspicion of organizing murder of Kherson Mayor Advisor Kateryna Handziuk, as he said on air of 112 Ukraine.
“I didn’t know Kateryna, I didn’t have any ties with her. Someone needs those “ties,” which certain political forces inform about in media. I can tell all the viewers and all the people that I didn’t know ties person and we never communicated about work or for political purposes,” Manger said.
He stated he was ready to answer all the questions of the investigators.
“I am open for investigation, I am not going to escape,” he added.
February 11, Vladyslav Manger, Governor of the Kherson region, was served with charge papers in Handziuk’s murder. Earlier, Andriy Lysenko, the Spokesperson of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Office, said that Manger is in Kherson.
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.