A helicopter crashed next to a nursery in an eastern neighborhood of Kyiv, killing 18 persons including the interior affairs minister of Ukraine.
Three kids were among the deceased, and 15 more are receiving medical attention at the hospital.
Denys Monastyrsky, the minister, was in the chopper with eight other people.
According to officials, his first deputy minister and the state secretary also perished when the chopper crashed in the Brovary area.
The interior minister, who was 42 years old, was a well-known official in President Volodymy Zelensky’s cabinet and was instrumental in informing the public about the deaths brought on by Russian missile strikes since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
Ihor Klymenko, the head of the national police, said on Facebook that the helicopter belonged to Ukraine’s national emergency service.
Monastyrsky is the most well-known Ukrainian victim since the start of the Russian war, yet there is no evidence that the crash was anything other than an accident.
The minister was on his way to a “hot area” in a conflict when his chopper crashed, according to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, the deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office.