Some strangers today shot near the city of Lisnyky, in the Kiev region, against the car in which the main assistant of the President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, was injuring the driver, the National Police reported today.
The car was reached by more than 10 bullets, according to a statement from the Ukrainian security forces. The authorities opened an investigation by "assassination attempt," the Attorney General, Irina Venediktova reported on Facebook.
Serhiy Shefir, the first assistant of Zelenski, was not injured in the attack, according to the information of the police. The driver yes and "gravity", as he wrote in his Facebook account. The Ministry of the Interior Anton Gerrashchenko, who indicated that the shots were carried out with automatic weapons and came from a forest.
The President's office has associated the attack with the policy of "Desoligarquerization" of Zelenski, who is in New York to participate in the UN General Assembly.
"We certainly associate this attack with an aggressive and even militant campaign against the active policy of the Head of State," said the head of the Chief of the President's office, Mikhail Podolyak, the Ukrainian Diet.
It is "a policy aimed at significantly reducing the traditional influence of oligarchs in the shade in social processes, as well as to separate political and financial groups that openly work for our external opponents," he said.
In recent years, Ukraine has been shaken by several murder attempts.
The country is involved since 2014 in a conflict in the east of its territory against provoked prorrus supported, according to the Ukrainian Government and its Western Allies, by Moscow.
SERHIY SHEFIR, produced and was a screenwriter of the television series in which Zelenski, actor of profession, was acted before becoming President of Ukraine.Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 03:54