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

Roman Washchuk hopes that assailants and their backers will be brought to justice
11:00, 31 August 2018

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Roman Washchuk, Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, visited Kateryna Handziuk,  Adviser of Kherson Mayor who suffered from acid, as he wrote on his Twitter page.

“I talked to her and her father. Among the promising: medical care and Katya’s frim will to recover. The ambassadors are not those who should investigate “who ordered”; there are lots of law enforcement agencies for that. Such barbarian hunt on the activists is a crime against dignity,” the Ambassador wrote.

Related: Attack on Handziuk: Court acquits suspect

As it was reported earlier, four suspects in the attempted murder of Adviser of Kherson Mayor Kateryna Handziuk pleaded guilty. 

Kateryna Handziuk, Adviser of Kherson's Mayor was attacked near her place. The attacker soaked her with acid. the woman was hospitalized.  

Related: Police detain two more suspects of attack on Handziuk

30% 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."  

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. Later the investigation was transferred to the central office of the SBU.  

Related: Member of Parliament in Cherkasy region attacked

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.  

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