Ukrainian anticorruption activist Kateryna Handzyuk dies in hospital

On Sunday, Ukrainian anticorruption activist Kateryna Handzyuk, who in July had acid thrown on her, died in the hospital.

“Katya has died. Details are forthcoming,” stated a Facebook post from the account that was publishing news about her health condition and the investigation into her attack.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko confirmed this information and expressed his condolences to Handzyuk’s relatives while on an official visit at a Ukrainian community in Antalya, Turkey.

“I implore law enforcement officers to do everything possible to ensure that Kateryna Handzyuk’s killers are found, face justice, and are punished,” wrote Poroshenko on Twitter.

The 33-year-old Handzyuk, who worked as an advisor to the mayor of Kherson, left the house on the morning of July 31st when a man threw approximately a liter of acid on her and ran away.

Kateryna Handzyuk was immediately hospitalized in critical condition. She had 30 percent of her body surface burned, including her upper torso, hands, and face.

Handzyuk sharply criticized Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.

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