Ukraine’s minister, deputy, school kids killed in helicopter crash

Ukraine’s Interior Minister, Denys Monastyrskyi died Wednesday morning in a helicopter crash.

The accident occurred near a nursery in a residential area in Brovary near Kyiv, the capital.

Local reports say 18 people were killed, including other ministry officials and three children.

About 30 people injured have been taken to a hospital, including 15 schoolkids.

National Police Chief, Ihor Klymenko said Monastyrskyi died alongside his first deputy, Yevheniy Yenin.

The ill-fated chopper belonged to the state emergency service.

“There were children and staff in the nursery at the time of this tragedy”, said Kyiv Governor Oleksiy Kuleba.

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