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Oligarchs would be forbidden from financing political parties or taking part in privatisations. Top officials, including the president, prime minister and head of the central bank, would be required to declare dealings they had with them.

Zelenskiy says it is necessary to protect the country from powerful businessmen who have corrupted its political system for decades. His opponents say they fear it will be applied selectively to concentrate more power in the president’s hands.

“Thanks to the anti-oligarch law, Ukraine gets a historic chance to build a civilized and clean relationship between big business and the state,” Zelenskiy said in a statement.

“Yes, many politicians do not like it. Yes, they want to live as before, working for the oligarchs. Yes, there was a lot of pressure on our deputies, a lot of intrigue and even blackmail. But the law was passed.”

Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law to limit the influence of oligarchs on politics – one day after a failed bid to kill a top aide of president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was carried out.

A top advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was shot at yesterday while being driving in his car outside Kyiv, in what the authorities have said was an assassination attempt. The adviser, Serhiy Shefir, was unharmed, but his driver was shot and wounded in the attack, Irina Venediktova, Ukraine’s prosecutor general, said in a statement on Facebook. Ukraine’s deputy interior minister Anton Gerashchenko described the attack as “serious” and “a real assassination attempt,” in a brief interview. Ivan Nechepurenko and Michael Schwirtz report for the New York Times.

The leader said he believed the assassination attempt was triggered by the country’s ongoing reform.

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