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Kyiv pays tribute to late Kherson activist

She died three months after suffering an acid attack.

A tribute to well-known Kherson civil activist Kateryna Handzyuk, who died today, was held outside the Interior Ministry in Kyiv on the evening of 4 November. On 31 July, an attacker splashed sulfuric acid at her face outside her house in Kherson. With 40% of her skin burnt and eyes badly injured, she has had a dozen surgeries.

According to an correspondent, around 200 people who took part in the tribute held Handzyuk's photos and banners saying "She was killed", "Who killed Katya Handzyuk?" and "Now I'm her voice".

They lit up the candles near the entrance to the Interior Ministry.

Five people are suspected of involvement in the 31 July attempted murder. All of them took part in the Donbas war as members of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army. Some of them were decorated for their courage. The masterminds of the murder, however, are unknown.

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