16 dead in a crash in Ukraine, including the Minister of the Interior.


Ukraine’s interior minister was killed in a helicopter crash near kyiv, local police said Wednesday morning. The crash killed nearly 16 people, including two children, local authorities said.

At least 16 people including the Ukrainian interior minister and two children were killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday near kyiv, national police said. “We have information on 16 deaths including two children,” police said in a statement. The Minister of the Interior, his first deputy and another senior official on board the aircraft were also killed, the statement said.

A helicopter crashed Wednesday morning near a kindergarten in the kyiv region, announced the Ukrainian presidency, citing “victims” in this accident. “In the city of Brovary (eastern suburb of kyiv, editor’s note), a helicopter crashed near a kindergarten and an apartment building (…) There are victims”, indicated the chief Deputy Presidential Administration Kyrylo Tymoshenko citing regional authorities on Telegram.

“The information on the victims and the circumstances” of this accident are “being worked out”, specified the governor of the region Oleksiï Kouleba on the messaging system. Ambulances, police and firefighters are already at the scene of the crash, according to the same source.

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