The helicopter crashed in the town of Brovary, about 20 km northeast of kyiv.
Police and medical teams are engaged in rescue work at the scene of the accident.
Kyiv, Sixteen people, including senior Interior Ministry officials and two children, were killed in a helicopter crash near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. The police of Ukraine gave this information. Ukrainian National Police Chief Ihor Klymenko said the emergency services helicopter crashed in Brovary, an eastern suburb of Kyiv. Among those who lost their lives, nine people were on board the helicopter.
According to police, Interior Minister Denis Monastirsky and Deputy Minister Kirylo Timoshenko died in the helicopter crash. Officials had earlier said 22 people, including 10 children, were injured. The helicopter crashed near ‘Kindergarten’.
Reuters news agency quoted the deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office as saying the plane crashed in the town of Brovary, about 20 km northeast of Kyiv, with children and staff there. inside the kindergarten.
Local media, citing a police spokesman, said those killed included Interior Minister Denis Monastirsky and his deputy. Meanwhile, Kyiv regional administration head Oleksiy Kuleba said on his Telegram channel that all students and staff had been evacuated from the building. He said police and medics were working at the crash site.
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