“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.
Civic activist Kateryna Handziuk of #Kherson survived acid attack scorching over 30% of her body. Excellent care at this #Kyiv burn unit. Suspects in custody. In supporting #UkraineLawEnforcement, we expect assailants and their backers brought to justice, activists protected. pic.twitter.com/Mlzz6ShDb7— Roman Waschuk (@WaschukCanUA) August 30, 2018
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.
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.
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.