Shots fired at car of Ukrainian President’s top aide, driver wounded

Shots fired at car of Ukrainian President’s top aide, driver wounded
A car carrying the top aide of the Ukrainian president has been shot at, seriously wounding the driver, in what’s being described as an assassination attempt.

A car carrying the top aide of the Ukrainian president has been shot at, seriously wounding the driver, in what’s being described as an assassination attempt.

Several bullets hit the car of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s top aide on Wednesday morning, according to Ukrainian police.

The incident took place near the village of Lesnyky, just outside the capital Kiev.

A senior lawmaker said the aide, Serhiy Shefir, was not hurt.

Another aide to President Zelensky said the assassination attempt could be a result of the president’s fight against the oligarchs.

“This open, deliberate and extremely violent assault with automatic weapons cannot be qualified any differently than as an attempted killing of a key team member,” another aide to President Zelensky Podolyak, Mykhailo Podolyak, told Reuters.

“We, of course, associate this attack with an aggressive and even militant campaign against the active policy of the head of state,” Interfax Ukraine quoted Podolyak as saying.

Additional reporting from wires

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