U.S. Embassy in Ukraine condemns acid attack on activist Handziuk

U.S. Embassy in Ukraine condemns acid attack on activist Handziuk

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine condemns an acid attack on activist Kateryna Handziuk and hopes for a thorough investigation to bring her attacker to justice.

The embassy wrote this on Twitter.

"We condemn the acid attack on Kherson civic activist and advisor to the mayor Kateryna Handziuk. We look forward to a thorough investigation to bring her attacker to justice," reads the report.

Early on July 31, in Kherson, an unidentified man splashed acid on an employee of the city council, well-known civic activist Kateryna Handziuk. The victim was taken to intensive care with burns to 30% of her body.

On August 1, the activist was airlifted from Kherson to Kyiv's Burn Center.

Investigators think the main theories behind the attack are the work of the victim, active civil position and domestic conflict. The case is being investigated under the article "attempted murder with special brutality."

Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko said after visiting Handziuk in hospital that he had decided to transfer the case on the acid attack for investigation by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU).


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