The representatives of the parliamentary temporary investigation commission, which deals with the investigation of attacks at public figures, including murder of Kateryna Handziuk, urged the Verkhovna Rada to prolong the work of the commission, as the member of Ukraine’s parliament Boryslav Bereza said during the session of the Verkhovna Rada on February 25, broadcasted by the official Rada channel.
“The term provided for the work of our commission has expired. That is why I am asking that the parliamentary temporary investigation commission which deals with the investigation of attack at Kateryna Handziuk could read an interim report in the Verkhovna Rada. The esteemed members of parliament, I ask you to support the prolongation of the commission’s work during the voting, as it is important to finish this work and announce a complete report,” Bereza said.
He asked the Parliament’s Speaker Andriy Parubiy to put this draft decision to a vote.
Kateryna Handziuk was known for her activity in fighting corruption in the local government in Kherson. On November 4, it became known that she deceased at age of 34. She was doused with sulphuric acid in July 2018. According to preliminary information, her death was caused by blood clot's detachment, multiple organ failure, and chemical burns.
In February, the investigation into Handziuk's death led to a possible organizer of the murder. The suspect is Vladyslav Manger, the head of Kherson regional council. On February 11, Manger was served with charge papers in Handziuk’s murder. In his turn, Manger said that he would not escape from the country due to suspicion of organizing the murder of Handziuk.