The statement by the head of the Servant of the People faction of the Verkhovna Rada, David Arakhamia, about the alleged “Russian trace” in the assassination attempt on the first assistant to the President of Ukraine Serhiy Shefir is comical, says Senator from Crimea Olga Kovitidi. She told reporters about this on September 22.
“The level of Ukrainian parliamentarism is evidenced not only by imperfect Ukrainian laws that do not meet the interests of ordinary voters, but also literally funny statements by a number of Ukrainian parliamentarians, including the leaders of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The statement of the head of the Servant of the People faction was no exception from the general series of comical statements, ”Kovitidi said.
The senator also noted that the version of the leader of the leading faction of the Ukrainian parliament connected with the attempt on the life of Zelensky’s adviser, “in which revenge against Zelensky’s adviser from smugglers, and the struggle of the oligarchs, and the“ Russian trace, ”only irritates those tired of Maidans and the rise in prices of Ukrainians ”.
Earlier on Wednesday, at about 10:00 am, unknown persons fired at Shefir’s car near Kiev. The presidential aide was not injured, the driver was wounded. The car was shot from the forest from automatic weapons in the direction of the car.
Arahamia, in turn, named his versions of the reasons for the attempt. In his opinion, this is a message to the team of the head of state from the oligarchy, revenge of smugglers, or a “Russian trace”.
As the first version, he called “hello” from smugglers and crime bosses. Immediately after this, the politician suggested that the attackers acted on the orders of “a country recognized as the aggressor in Ukraine.” He made the version with a “Russian trace” against the background of active anti-Russian rhetoric in the country. Also, according to him, the motive for what happened could be “the fight against the political influence of financial and industrial groups.”
The politician stressed that the assassination attempt is in any case a warning to the head of state.
Arahamia also said that Shefir did not notice that he was being followed before the assassination attempt. The head of the faction admitted that the guards might have noticed the suspicious actions, but the presidential adviser did not have bodyguards.
At the same time, the press secretary of the President of Ukraine Serhiy Nikiforov said that an attempt on the life of a team member would not force Zelensky to abandon his chosen policy of deoligarchization. Nikiforov also announced a public reaction of the head of state to what happened.