The perpetrators of the crime were to receive 5600 US$.
The Head of the Regional Council of the Kherson, Vladislav Manger organized the assassination of the public activist Ekaterina Handziuk by hiring and arming the perpetrators.
This was stated by the Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko on February 11.
“This is a short list of the key people involved in this case. At the beginning of July 2018, citizen Vladislav Manger, guided by his personal hostility, that arose from the actions of public activity performed by Kateryna Handziuk, which hindered his vested interests, decided to organize the assassination of Handziuk in a manner that would cause the extreme physical and moral suffering of the victim,” — Lutsenko read out.
Prosecutor General added that, in order to realize his intent, Manger appealed to Levin and Pavlovsky, both previously familiar to him, and suggested that they find the perpetrators and organize the assassination of Handziuk.
“Pavlovsky and Levin agreed to Manger’s proposal. To execute this criminal plan Manger gave them the money in the amount of no less than 10,000 UAH to acquire the necessary means of communication and purchase a murder weapon,” — Lutsenko said.
Furthermore, according to the Prosecutor General, Munger agreed the assassination with Levin and Pavlovsky.
“Including the payment for the assault on Handziuk, no less than 5,600 US$. The rest of sum Levin and Pavlovsky planned to retain for their own enrichment, “— Lutsenko read.
Lutsenko added that no later than July 13 in Kherson, Levin and Pavlovsky “in agreement with Manger” recruited Torbin, who was previously familiar to them, to this plan.
“Torbin recruited Gorbunov, Vasyanovich, Vishnevsky, Grabchuk, all of them previously familiar to him, to commit the attack. Movements of Handziuk were tracked, acid was purchased,” — said Lutsenko.
According to Lutsenko Torbin, Grabchuk, Gorbunov, Vasyanovich, Vishnevsky organized the assault on Handziuk on July 31.
“Not later than August 4, Pavlovsky, with Levin’s consent, handed over 4000 US$ to Torbin for committing an attempted murder of Handziuk and instructed all participants in the assault to take measures to prevent them from being exposed by law enforcement agencies,” — the Prosecutor General said.
He added later on Torbin gave the perpetrators 500 US$, and retained the rest of the money to himself.
“According to the expert, the death of Handziuk was caused by thermal burns up to 40% of the body. The death was caused by the burns she received during the assault. Thus, Manger is suspected of planning the assassination of Handziuk, which was carried out with extreme cruelty out of cupidity, ordered by, and by prior conspiracy,” — summed up Lutsenko.
Lutsenko also showed a piece of paper with an infographic illustrating the organizational chart of Handziuk assassination.
Lutsenko said that this chart now contains “one filled square”.
“These are the likely contacts in government and law enforcement agencies that contributed to the perpetration of the assassination. While we currently lack evidence to present the charges, but we are working on it,” — summed up Lutsenko.