Ukraine Interior Minister Among at Least 18 Killed in Helicopter Crash

The leadership of Ukraine’s interior ministry were killed on Wednesday, January 18, when their helicopter crashed into a residential area of Brovary, near the capital Kyiv.

Denys Monastyrskyi, Minister of Internal Affairs, his first deputy minister, and state secretary were all killed in the crash, National Police chief Ihor Klymenko said.

At least 18 people were killed, including three children, and 29 injured, according to the head of the Kyiv regional state administration, Oleksiy Kuleba.

Air Force Command spokesman Yuriy Ihnat said the helicopter was on duty for the State Emergency Services.

Footage from Radio Svoboda shows damage to buildings, streets, and vehicles at the site of the crash. Credit: Radio Svoboda via Storyful

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