A state funeral was held today for the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denys Monastyrskyi, Deputy Minister and colleagues who died in a helicopter crash in Brovary, Ukraine on Wednesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski shared an image from the funeral and said, “Thank you for your important and valuable work for the benefit of Ukraine. You are in our hearts forever.” Ruslan Stefanchuk, the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, who attended the funeral, said in his message, “It is very difficult… Ukraine has lost honest and decent people who worked for their country and who love their country.”
WHAT HAPPENED? In the city of Brovary in the Kyiv region, on Wednesday, the SES Helicopter carrying the Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrski, the Deputy Minister and his colleagues crashed into the garden of a kindergarten, killing a total of 14 people, including a child. Authorities announced that 25 people, including 11 children, were injured in the accident.