Activists paint a sign “Who ordered the killing of Katya Gandziuk?” as they rally near the home of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov in Kyiv on Nov. 17, 2018, demanding that the murderers of the slain activist are found and prosecuted. Gandziuk died on Nov. 4, 2018 from the consequences of the acid attack. Authorities have been slow in investigating the murder, taking months to locate suspected organizers of the attack. Gandziuk’s friends and family attribute in to the high-reaching connections of the suspected organizers.
Photo by Volodymyr Petrov
Deputy Head of Kherson Regional Administration Yevhen Ryschuk following Head of Kherson Regional Administration Andriy Hordeyev tendered his resignation.
“As everyone knows, on Friday [April 5], Head of the Regional Administration, Hordeyev, submitted resignation. My step is the same. I came to the Regional Administration at the invitation of Andriy Hordeyev and leave with him,” Ryschuk wrote on his Facebook page.
He said that he had worked in this position for three years, “three fruitful years of joint teamwork,” noting that during this period much has been done for the region.
“I will continue working for people, only in the role of deputy of the regional council,” Ryschuk also said.
As for the organization of the murder of Kherson activist Kateryna Handziuk, the deputy head of the Regional Administration expressed the conviction that “sooner or later we will find a person who really ordered the murder.”
“I told everything to Ukraine’s SBU State Security service. I took a polygraph and am ready to help everyone who is looking for the person who really ordered the murder,” he said.
On April 5, Hordeyev resigned from the post of head of the Kherson Regional Administration of his own volition.