Status: 01/18/2023 09:45 am
Police said 16 people were killed in a helicopter crash near the capital Kyiv. Among them are 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 were killed 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 casualties, regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba said via the Telegram short message service. At the time of the accident, children and staff were in kindergarten. “All were evacuated.”