Ukraine’s interior minister, Denys Monastyrskyy, his deputy and the ministry’s state secretary have died in a helicopter crash in the Kyiv region.
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said 14 persons including children died in the Helicopter crash.
According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the Helicopter crash was not an accident but it was Russia war on the Ukrainian people.
President Volodymyr Zelensky stated while speaking via visual at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday.
“I believe, given my experience with war and the current state of our society, that this was not an accident — it was the war. War is not limited to the battlefield — it has many fronts. There are no mere accidents. Everything that happens is the result of war,” Zelensky said.
Mr Monastyrskyy is considered a key member of Ukraine’s government and was often seen with President Zelenskyy.
Deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said the now deceased minister was en route to a war “hot spot” when his helicopter crashed.
The helicopter crashed near a kindergarten in the suburb of Brovary, with two children among the dead. Pupils and staff were in the facility when the crash occurred, according to BBC.