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A helicopter fell on a kindergarten in Brovary: the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs died. UPDATED

A helicopter fell on a kindergarten in Brovary: a large fire broke out. Photo: Magnolia TV

A helicopter fell on a kindergarten in Brovary: a large fire broke out. Photo: Magnolia TV

On the morning of January 18, a helicopter crashed in Brovary, Kyiv region. As a result of the disaster, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs died, and a fire broke out in a kindergarten, Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko and Head of the National Police Ihor Klymenko reported.

Quote"An aircraft has just crashed into a social infrastructure object. We are investigating information about the casualties and the circumstances. The State Emergency Service and all services are already working on site," Tymoshenko wrote.

In turn, the spokeswoman for the Kyiv region police said that the aircraft fell on a kindergarten. It was a helicopter. As a result of the crash, a fire started on the spot. People were evacuated.

The helicopter that crashed in Brovary on January 18. Photo: local Telegram channels

The helicopter that crashed in Brovary on January 18. Photo: local Telegram channels

Oleksii Kuleba, head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, also commented on the accident. According to him, the helicopter crashed near a kindergarten and a residential house.

Quote"In the city of Brovary, a helicopter fell near a kindergarten and a residential house. At the time of the tragedy, children and employees of the institution were in the kindergarten. Now everyone has been evacuated," he emphasized.

According to Yurii Ihnat, speaker of the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the helicopter was on a mission from the State Emergency Service.

The head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, also commented on the situation.

Quote"As a result of the crash, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs died: Minister Denys Monastyrskyi, First Deputy Minister Yevhen Yenin, and State Secretary Yurii Lubkovich. In total, 16 victims are currently known, including two children. Of them, nine were on board the helicopter. 22 victims are in hospital, 10 of them are children. All specialized services are working on site. The inspection of the scene is ongoing", he said.
The aftermath of the helicopter crash in Brovary. Photo: State Emergency Service

The aftermath of the helicopter crash in Brovary. Photo: State Emergency Service

As of 12:00 a.m., it was known that there were nine people on board: six members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs task force, including the ministry’s leadership, as well as three members of the crew of the State Emergency Service.

A total of 25 people were injured (including 15 adults and 10 children), who were hospitalized (information to be clarified). 127 officers of the State Emergency Service and 30 pieces of equipment were involved in the liquidation of the consequences of the emergency situation. Psychologists from the State Emergency Service are working at the scene.

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Operational headquarters have been organized in Lyceum No. 10 in Brovary. Anyone can get the necessary help there. Medical workers, psychologists, police officers, volunteers, and all emergency services work here. People are given the necessary help. You can get all the latest information at the headquarters.

Earlier, on January 14, an infrastructure facility was hit in Kyiv. Also, in the Holosiiv district of the capital, fragments of a missile fell in a non-residential area.

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