Interior Minister Monastyrskyj belonged to President Volodymyr Zelensky Appointed Minister of the Interior in 2021. He was responsible for police and internal security in this office and is the highest-ranking Ukrainian official who has died since the start of the war.
According to the spokesman of the Ukrainian Air Force, Yuri Ihnatit was a helicopter Airbus H225. A commission will investigate the causes. “It won’t just take a day or two, because investigating a flight crash takes a certain amount of time,” Ihnat said.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) imposed a temporary flight ban on the H225 in 2016 due to safety concerns. The predecessor model AS332 was involved in several flight accidents.
Nearly 30 villages bombed
Intense fighting continues on the frontline in eastern Ukraine. In the last 24 hours, Russian troops have bombed nearly 30 towns in the region, the general staff said. Ukrainian forces repelled attacks on Bakhmut and the southern village of Klishchivka in the Donetsk region.
According to the Ukrainian General Staff, Russian forces fired four rockets, including two at civilian targets in the city of Kramatorsk in the Donetsk region, west of the cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka. In addition, the Russians carried out 13 air strikes and attacked 23 times with multiple rocket launchers. Portal could not independently verify this.
Second wave of mobilization in Russia?
According to the US Institute for War Studies (ISW), Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin may announce a second wave of mobilization for war against Ukraine in the coming days. The Washington-based think tank wrote in its latest report late on Tuesday (local time) that Putin could possibly already announce this at a presentation planned for Wednesday in St. Petersburg.