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Ukraine’s interior minister dies in helicopter crash

According to sources, the interior minister of Ukraine was one of 16 individuals dead, including two children, when a helicopter crashed close to a kindergarten outside of Kyiv.

Cries could be heard at the site, which was destroyed by a fire, in a video that surfaced online following the tragedy. The cause of the collision was not immediately clear. Igor Klymenko, the chief of the national police, stated that 16 persons had as of yet been confirmed as having passed away.

Top interior ministry officials, including Denys Monastyrsky, the interior minister, and Yevgeniy Yenin, his first deputy minister, are among the deceased, he claimed. In 2021, interior minister Monastyrsky, a 42-year-old father of two, was chosen. There were 22 patients hospitalized, including 10 kids.

Children and staff members were at the kindergarten when the collision occurred, according to the authorities. Police and medical personnel were on the site. 20 kilometers (12 miles) northeast of Kyiv is where the accident happened in the village of Brovary.

Up to the withdrawal of Russian soldiers in early April, Russian and Ukrainian forces struggled for control of Brovary in the early phases of Moscow’s invasion.

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