Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky referred to the tragic events in Brovary near Kiev, where a helicopter with the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on board fell in the morning. “May those whose lives were taken that black morning rest in peace,” he wrote.
Wednesday morning near kindergarten A helicopter crashed in Brovary, Kiev region. At least 18 people were killed, including the head of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine Denys Monastyrski and his first deputy, former deputy foreign minister Yevheni Jenin and second deputy interior minister Yuri Lubkovych. Among the victims are three children. The cause of the crash will be investigated.
Zelensky on the catastrophe in Brovary: true patriots died
Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about the tragedy, specifying that 25 people were injured, including 10 children. “It’s an unimaginable pain,” the Ukrainian president admitted.
Zelensky said that he had asked the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Police of Ukraine and other competent bodies to clarify the circumstances of the incident. In the entry, he expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. He described the deceased officials of the Ministry of the Interior as “true patriots”. “Honour to their memory! May those whose lives were taken that black morning rest in peace,” he noted.
Monastyrski became the head of the Ministry of the Interior in July 2021. Previously, he was the head of the parliamentary law enforcement committee. He was elected to the Verkhovna Rada from the presidential list of the Servant of the People party. His candidacy for the post of interior minister was proposed by Volodymyr Zelensky. The then 41-year-old Monastyrski emphasized that his consent to run for this position was “the most difficult decision in his life” for him.
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