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Ukraine president reacts to shooting


KIEV: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said yesterday he did not know who was behind the assassinat­ion attempt on his first assistant, Serhiy Shefir, and warned of a tough response.

“Shots were fired at the car of my first assistant, more importantl­y, my close friend, Serhiy Shefir. Serhiy is alive. His driver was wounded, unfortunat­ely.

“Immediatel­y after my address at the UN General Assembly, I will travel to the (Ukraine) capital. To be honest, I do not know who is behind this. What kind of forces are these?” Zelenskyy said.

“The response will be strong,” he said in a video message, which he posted on Telegram.

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