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Adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Survives Assassination Attempt

HeadlineSep 23, 2021

A top adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky survived an apparent assassination attempt in Kiev Wednesday. Serhiy Shefir was unharmed, but his driver sustained injuries from the shooting. It’s not yet known who was behind the attack. This is Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs.

Denys Monastyrsky: “But I want to stress that no one will intimidate the team of the president of Ukraine. We will carry on with the reforms we’ve already started, including ones directed to fight organized crime.”

President Zelensky, who was in New York for the General Assembly at the time of the shooting, said he would return immediately after his U.N. address, in which he denounced the attack. Zelensky also spoke out against Russia’s military intervention in eastern Ukraine and urged the U.N. to take more decisive action to combat global crises, likening the international body to a “retired superhero.”

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