The law enforcers consider three main versions of the attempted murder of first assistant of Ukraine’s President Serhiy Shefir, which resulted in the wounding of his driver as Head of the National Police of Ukraine Ihor Klymenko reported.
“Considering the preliminary data, there are three main versions of the attempt considered by the National Police of Ukraine, - due to the state activity of the victim, to put pressure on the country's top leadership and to destabilize the political situation in our country, besides, the participation of foreign special services is considered,” Klymenko said.
According to him, the shooting was committed from the automatic weapon and the intentions of the criminals were serious.
“About 10:20 a.m., the car with the first assistant of Ukraine’s President Serhiy Shefir was shot, probably, from the automatic weapon as the number of bullets that hit the car…and holed the back wheel. This car with a flat tire drove about five km…The driver is really wounded…It is possible to say that the intentions of the perpetrators were serious. The qualification of the crime is the attempt on two and more people. As of now, the best operative employees and investigators of the National police, criminological service, the National Guard work, and they will search the forest strip, where the crime occurred. The employees of the Security Service of Ukraine work there from the first minute,” Klymenko said.
Serhiy Sherif stated that the attempt was committed against him to intimidate the top officials of Ukraine.
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.