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Attempted murder of Zelensky’s first assistant: FBI to join investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine accepted US assistance in the investigation to overcome doubts about the objectivity of the investigation
14:11, 25 September 2021

Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevhen Yenin
Novosti.ua

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation will join the investigation into the attempted murder of first assistant of Ukraine’s President Serhiy Shefir. This was announced by the Deputy Interior Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin.

According to Yenin, Ukraine accepted US assistance in the investigation of the assassination attempt in order to overcome doubts about the objectivity of the investigation by Ukrainian law enforcement officers.

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"So that our citizens and foreign colleagues do not have doubts about the objectivity, impartiality and professionalism of our investigation, we agreed to the proposal of our American partners, in particular the FBI, to cooperate with us. We are in contact with them, the process is underway," Yenin said.

As we reported, today, on September 22, an unknown shooter opened fire on the car of Serhiy Shefir, first assistant of President of Ukraine. The incident occurred near Lisnyky village, Kyiv region. The official did not suffer any injuries. His driver, on the other hand was wounded in the assault. The driver of  Serhiy Shefir drove to the village of Lisnyky on his own and parked his car. An ambulance was called after that.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine Iryna Venedyktova reported that the criminal case has been opened due to an attack at the car of first assistant of President of Ukraine Serhiy Shefir with preliminary qualification as the attempted murder of two and more people. The Prosecutor’s Office considers three versions of the event; however, they are not revealed. The MPs provide their opinions. Mostly, they suppose that the attempted murder can be tied with the fight against smuggling in Ukraine, sanctions policy and pressure on the criminal bosses.

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