Ukraine: Presidential aide targeted in assassination attempt - DW News.

Multiple shots were fired at a car carrying Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's principal aide in a potential assassination attempt on Wednesday.

The driver of the vehicle was seriously wounded in the attack, the country's interior minister said.

More than 10 bullets hit the car near the village of Lesnyky outside the capital city of Kyiv, a police statement said. Authorities have opened a criminal case on suspicion of premeditated murder.

"Unidentified individuals fired about 10 shots from a 7.62 caliber automatic weapon," Ukraine's Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova wrote on Facebook, adding that an investigation was underway for attempted murder.

A lawmaker told Reuters news agency that the aide, Serhiy Shefir, was not hurt. Shefir leads a group of advisers close to the president, who is currently in New York for the UN General Assembly.

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