On the morning of January 18, as a result of a helicopter crash near a kindergarten in Brovary, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denys Monastyrsky was killed. This was reported by head of the National Police Ihor Klymenko on his Facebook.
According to him, in addition to the minister, his first deputy Yevhen Yenin and State Secretary Yuriy Lubkovych were on board the helicopter. In addition, the disaster claimed the lives of two children.
"This morning, January 18, a State Emergency Service helicopter crashed in Brovary. As a result of a plane crash, the MIA leadership died: the minister, the first deputy minister and the secretary of state. In total, 16 dead are known so far, of which 2 are children. Of these, 9 were on board the helicopter. 22 are in the hospital, of which 10 are children. All relevant and specialized services are working on the spot. The inspection of the scene continues", - Klymenko wrote.
As previously reported, a helicopter crashed in Brovary on the morning of January 18, after which a fire started.