Ukraine Interior Minister Among Dead After Helicopter Crash Near Kyiv

At least 14 people were killed and 25 were injured when a helicopter carrying the leadership of Ukraine’s interior ministry crashed beside a kindergarten in a residential area of Brovary, east of Kyiv, on Wednesday, January 18, officials said.

Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrskyi, his first deputy Yevhen Yenin, state secretary Yuri Lubkovich and several other ministry officials were killed in the crash, according to National Police chief Ihor Klymenko.

One child was among the dead and 11 children were injured, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said.

Officials revised the death toll downwards after earlier estimating that up to 18 people had died.

Air Force Command spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said the helicopter was on duty for the State Emergency Service. Credit: Radio Svoboda via Storyful

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