Ukrainian interior minister killed in crash: Igor Klymenko, the chief of the national police, reported that 16 persons were killed in the helicopter crash outside of Kyiv. Including the interior minister of Ukraine and two children. Several senior members of the interior ministry, including interior minister Denys Monastyrsky, are among the deceased.
Following the incident near Brovary in the Kyiv region, emergency services are attempting to rescue employees and children.
Ukraine has obtained promises of additional Patriot defense missiles and is one step closer to getting approval for new battle tanks built in Germany.
Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine calls on attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos to do more to stop the war. On Wednesday, the forum is anticipated to hear from President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Brovary crash that killed Ukrainian officials ‘suspicious’: Analyst
According to Peter Zalmayev, poor visibility in Brovary may have contributed to the helicopter crash that resulted in at least 16 fatalities.
The expert at the Eurasia Democracy Initiative. However, described the occurrence as “extremely suspicious, I wouldn’t rule out a possible terrorist act by the Russian Federation.”
Regardless of the weather, helicopter pilots are familiar with the terrain they fly over and any potential obstructions, according to Zalmayev. Additionally, the Ukrainian government was keeping silent about the nature of the operation. That called for the transportation of senior interior ministry officials by helicopter.
Who was Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky?
According to Ukrainian officials, a helicopter crash outside of Kyiv claimed the lives of 18 individuals. Including the interior minister and several senior ministry employees.
What you should know about the interior ministry is as follows:
- Denys Monastyrsky, the interior minister, was a key member of Zelenskyy’s government and was nominated by Zelenskyy in 2021.
- The most senior Ukrainian official to pass away since the start of the war would be Monastyrsky. Who was in charge of the police and security inside Ukraine?
- The interior minister was in the chopper when it crashed close to a house while flying through the village of Brovary.
- Yevheniy Yenin, the first minister of Monastyrsky, perished in the deadly collision.