Commission on Handziuk must be headed by a person society trusts

11:04 06.11.2018

Batkivshchyna leader Yulia Tymoshenko says her party supports the creation of a commission on the murder of activist Kateryna Handziuk and attacks on other civic activists, and demands there be equal representation of the authorities and opposition.

“An urgent vote is needed on the draft resolution to establish the temporary commission, with parity between the authorities and the opposition. The head of the commission should be a person trusted by civil society,” Yulia Tymoshenko said during her speech in parliament.

According to the parliamentarian, if the Verkhovna Rada does not support this issue, it will be “covering up attempts on the life of 54 activists and public figures, as well as the murder of Kateryna Handziuk.”

“We must act now, because Poroshenko and his entourage have made war on public activists one of their priorities. Either we protect young and active people, or they will continue to be killed,” said the head of the Batkivshchyna faction.