Ukrainian police detained a man who threw a Molotov cocktail on the premises of the deputy head of the office of President Volodymyr Zelensky. During the interrogation, he testified that “he found the order on the job advertisement site”.
The 25-year-old threw a Molotov cocktail into the yard in front of Ihor Zhovkva’s house (address not given) around 4 am – informed the Kiev police. He has been stopped. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
The detainee is an unemployed person from Cherkassy Oblast without a permanent place of residence. During the hearing, he testified that he had found the arson order on one of the job advertisement portals, and that he had received the address and directions from the contracting authority via the Telegram messenger. He added that he had been promised a payment of $ 4,000 when the media reported the event.
– We hope to quickly identify the principals and possible motives for the attack and to bring those responsible to justice – said Serhiy Nykyforov, the 24th spokesman of President Volodymyr Zelensky, on TV Ukraine. He said that the deputy head of the president’s office has testified to the police and continues to fulfill his duties.
Nikiforov also quoted Zhołkva saying that “trying to intimidate him or the president’s office is pointless and pathetic.” The politician believes that “a similar manifestation of hatred is unacceptable in a civilized country.”
A car under fire
At the end of September, unknown perpetrators near Kiev they shot at the car first assistant to Volodymyr Zelensky Serhiy Szefir. “The attack was carried out in order to intimidate the highest level of government,” said Bossir then, who had not suffered from the attack.
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