President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about the attack on his first assistant Serhiy Shefir. Zelensky filmed a video as he stays in New York.
The president stated that he does not know the people who are behind the attempt. “I do not know yet who is behind it. Whether they are internal or external forces; however, I do not consider them as forces. To say hello to me by shots in the forest at the car of my friend is a weakness. My response will be powerful. It will not influence the strength of our team, the course that I chose with my team; it will not influence the changes, unshadowing of our economy, fight against the criminal world, huge, affluent financial groups. Quite the opposite, because this mandate for changes was given to me by the people of Ukraine,” Zelensky said.
Today, Zelensky will address speech at the UNGA meeting and then, he will return to Kyiv.
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.