The head of the ministry was a former deputy, we worked together in the parliament. I knew him even before he was a very famous lawyer – said Ukrainian MP Mykola Kniażycki in “Fakty po Faktach”, recalling Interior Minister Denys Monastyrski who died in the helicopter tragedy in Browary. Analyst Agnieszka Legucka appealed to “wait for the results of the investigation” before passing judgments about the causes of the disaster. “Nonetheless, the Russians would certainly have the ability and motives to destabilize Ukraine’s internal situation,” she added.
At Wednesday morning a helicopter fell on the premises of a kindergarten in Brovary in the Kiev region. All passengers died, including the head of the Ministry of the Interior Ukraine Denys Monastyrski, his first deputy, former deputy minister of foreign affairs Yevheni Jenin and second deputy minister of internal affairs Yuri Lubkovych. Three other employees of the Ministry of the Interior and three crew members flew with them. Several other people outside the machine also lost their lives, including one child. They are also injured.
The tragedy was discussed in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN4 by journalist and deputy to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mykola Kniażycki and habilitated doctor Agnieszka Legucka, research analyst Russia from the Polish Institute of International Affairs.
Kniażycki about Monastyrski: We worked together in the parliament. I knew him back when he was a lawyer
Kniazycki admitted that he knew him personally minister and two of his deputies. – The head of the ministry was a former deputy, we worked together in the parliament. I knew him even before he was a very famous jurist (lawyer) – he said. “His deputy, Jenin, was the Ukrainian deputy prosecutor,” he recalled. He added that “no one knows” what could have caused the crash. – It could be a terrorist act on the part of Russia, of course everyone talks about it. There may also be some pilot error. The investigation is ongoing, he noted.
– They flew to Bakhmut via Kharkiv, it is already known, because the National Guard, which is part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, is fighting in Bakhmut. He admitted that the rules of the Ministry of the Interior said that members of the ministry’s leadership “cannot fly in one helicopter or drive in one car.” “From my point of view, of course it was a mistake,” he added.
Analyst: Russians have opportunities and motives to destabilize Ukraine’s internal situation
Legucka also appealed to “wait for the results of the investigation” before passing sentences. “Nevertheless, the Russians would certainly have the ability and motives to destabilize Ukraine’s internal situation,” she admitted.
– As I observed Russian reactions today, for now there is restraint, moderate comments on what has happened – she said. She noted that “the Russians are trying to destabilize the situation in Ukraine, but at the same time we are aware of how much Ukraine has shown the ability to respond to a crisis.”
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