Volodimir Zelensky described the helicopter crash that killed the Interior Minister and 17 other people as a “terrible tragedy”

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky

The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelensky described this morning’s helicopter crash in brovarywhich has claimed the life of the Minister of the Interior Denys Monastyrskyi and various members of his team, such as “a terrible tragedy” and one “black morning”

Through Telegram, the president of Ukraine said: “Today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Brovary, region of kyiv. A state emergency services helicopter crashed and a fire broke out at the crash site.

“The exact number of victims of the tragedy is currently being established. Among them are the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denys Monastyrskyihis first deputy, Yevhen Jeninthe Secretary of State of the Ministry of the Interior, Yuri Lubkovychhis assistants and the helicopter crew,” he said.

“25 people were injured, including ten children. By this time, three children had died. The pain is indescribable. The helicopter fell on the territory of one of the kindergartens,” added the president.

“I have instructed the Ukrainian security service, in cooperation with the Ukrainian national police and other authorized bodies, to find out all the circumstances of what happened. All services are working at the scene of the tragedy, ”he sentenced.

Zelensky concluded by sending his condolences to “all the families and friends of the victims. Denys, Yevhen, Yuri, the team from the Ministry of Internal Affairs… true patriots of Ukraine. Rest in peace. May all those whose lives were taken this black morning rest in peace.”

At least 18 people, including three children and the Interior Minister, died when a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten on the outskirts of kyiv, Ukrainian authorities reported Wednesday.

“In total, 16 people are currently known to have been killed,” the head of the national police, Igor Klymenko, initially declared. Among the deceased are several senior officials, including the Minister of the Interior, Denys Monastyrsky.

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