The Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Association party believes that the decision to serve the Kherson regional council’s head Vladyslav Manher with suspicion of organizing the murder of Kateryna Handziuk, the acting chief administrative officer of the Kherson Mayor’s Office and an anti-corruption activist, is politically motivated. The press service of Batkivschyna announced this in a statement, the Ukrainian News Agency reports. “Manger was served with suspicion solely for political purposes, as a method for Poroshenko’s dishonest struggle for power. The security forces are working against Yulia Tymoshenko, who is Petro Poroshenko’s main rival in the elections, in a clear and coordinated manner. They are organizing dirty provocations and carrying out political orders,” the statement said. According to the statement, Batkivschyna believes that law enforcement agencies are implementing a political order directed against Member of Parliament Yulia Tymoshenko, who is the party’s leader and presidential candidate. The statement demanded that the Prosecutor-General’s Office publicly disclose the roles of the Kherson regional administration’s head Andrii Hordeyev, deputy head Yevhen Ryschuk, and the Member of Parliament Mykola Palamarchuk (all members of the Petro Poroshenko’s Bloc Solidarnost political party) in the Handziuk murder case. As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, the Prosecutor General’s Office served Manher with suspicion of organizing the murder of Handziuk on February 11. The Kherson regional chapter of the Batkivschyna party expelled Manher from the party on February 10 and recommended that he resign from the post of chairman of the Kherson regional council. The Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv will consider a petition to approve preventive measures against Manher on February 12.