US Embassy condemns attack on Zelensky’s first assistant

Source : 112 Ukraine

The embassy expects the rapid investigation
08:06, 23 September 2021

Serhy Shefir, the First Assistant of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky

The US Embassy in Ukraine has condemned the attack on first assistant of Ukraine’s President Serhiy Shefir as it stated on Twitter.

“We join those condemning the attack that took place against Serhii Shefir, first assistant to the President of Ukraine, near Kyiv today and look forward to a speedy investigation of the incident in order to hold those responsible to account,” the message says.

The embassy noted that the criminal violence, including for political ends, is never justified. The Embassy wishes the driver injured in the attack a quick and full recovery.

Related: Zelensky on attack on his first adviser: Saying hello to me by shooting at my friend’s car is weakness

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 law enforcers have presented three main versions of the attempt.


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