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 Ex-aide for Ukraine’s MP reportedly involved in Handziuk murder placed in pre-trial detention. PHOTO

Ihor Pavlovskyi, the former aide for a member of the Ukrainian parliament (Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction) Mykola Palamarchuk, was placed in pre-trial detention without bail option following media reports of him mediating between those who ordered the murder of activist Kateryna Handziuk and those who masterminded the crime.

This was said by spokesperson for Ukraine’s SBU Security Service, Olena Hitlianska, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

"The court placed Pavlovskyi in pre-trial detention under the Handziuk case. The SBU detained him on Saturday on charges of complicity [in Handziuk murder]," she said.

Spokesperson for Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Larysa Sarhan clarified that Pavlovskyi had been placed in pre-trial detention without bail option.

"The Handziuk case. Ihor Pavlovskyi apprehended in Kherson on Saturday, placed in pre-trial detention today without right to be released on bail. The Prosecutor General’s Office and the SBU continue investigation," she tweeted Monday.

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Ihor Pavlovskyi (left) and Serhii Torbin (right) Source: social media

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.

She reportedly died of a blood clot in a Kyiv-based hospital on Nov. 4 after long treatment.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3096441