"Katia Handziuk has passed away. Having survived multiple surgeries on the acid burns, she was killed by a blood clot an hour ago. Those who ordered her hit shall be brought to justice. I'm at a loss for words. RIP," businessman and activist Vladyslav Greziev tweeted on Sunday, Nov. 4, Censor.NET reports citing Hromadske Radio.
It is worth noting that Greziev deleted his tweet ten minutes later.
Facebook community "Who ordered Katia Handziuk’s hit?" also later reported on the activist’s death: "Katia passed away. Details will be made public later. Please do not disturb her relatives. Friends will provide more information within 24 hours."
As reported, Kherson City Council executive officer, Kateryna Handziuk, who tried to deal with local separatists and harshly criticized the authorities, namely the law enforcement officials, was doused with acid in Kherson early on July 31.
On Aug. 2, she was urgently taken from Kherson to Kyiv by an air ambulance.
On Aug. 3, the law enforcers detained the person suspected of perpetrating attack on the activist.