"I firmly believe that Kateryna Handziuk did not die, she was killed. The tragedy was a consequence of a criminal attack. There is no other opinion here," the head of state tweeted on Tuesday, Censor.NET reports.
The president also noted that the crime was largely solved: "According to the information the law enforcers gave me, this crime is largely solved: the murderer was found; the assistants who have confessed; the organizer was arrested. I do not think that it is fully solved and I am confident that we must continue our work in this direction."
Poroshenko stresses that it is unlikely that anyone is interested in solving this crime, conducting the investigation and bringing the killers, organizers and hirers to justice more than the President.
"After the case has been requalified as murder, they may be subject to an absolutely fair and objective highest form of punishment," he said.
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.