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Zelenskyy pledges to find, punish masterminds of Handzyuk's murder

He reacted to the rallies on the anniversary of her death.

Zelenskyy pledges to find, punish masterminds of Handzyuk's murder
Kateryna Handzyuk
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President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has promised that the masterminds of the acid attack on human rights activist Kateryna Handzyuk will be identified and punished.

Thus, he reacted to the Year without Katya rallies on the anniversary of her death, which are held today all over Ukraine.

"A year without Kateryna Handzyuk. All the masterminds will be found and punished. I promise," he said on Facebook.

Earlier, Kateryna's father invited Zelenskyy to attend the rally.

Kateryna Handzyuk died in a hospital in November 2018, three months after she was attacked with acid outside her house in Kherson.

On 6 June 2019, a court sentenced the attackers to 3 to 6.5 years in prison.

Ihor Pavlovskyy, who is suspected of mediation between the masterminds and the attackers, is being investigated separately.

Vladyslav Manher and Oleksiy Levi are suspected of ordering and organizing the attack. Proceedings against them were suspended after Levin was put on a wanted list.

On 3 October, the Prosecutor-General's Office replaced a group of prosecutors investigating Khandzyuk's case.

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