Interior minister killed in helicopter crash near Kyiv
According to police, 16 people were killed in a helicopter crash near the capital Kyiv.
Among them is the Ukrainian interior minister, the deputy interior minister and a state secretary.
According to police, Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyj died in a helicopter crash near the capital Kyiv.
At least 16 people died in the crash in the small town of Brovary, police chief Ihor Klymenko said on Facebook. Deputy Interior Minister Yehwhenij Jenin and a state secretary were also among the dead.
Authorities had previously said the helicopter crashed near a kindergarten and a residential building. There were victims, said regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba via the short message service Telegram. At the time of the crash, children and employees were in the kindergarten. “All have been evacuated.”
Monastyrsky became the most senior Ukrainian official to die since the beginning of the war with Russia.
In the statement made by the Ukrainian authorities, it was reported that three of the dead were children.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Interior after the incident, it was noted that the cause of the accident was investigated and the reasons such as sabotage, equipment failure and violation of flight safety were investigated. “The causes of the tragedy are being investigated by the investigators. We will soon find out if it is sabotage, equipment failure or a violation of flight safety,” the statement said.
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