Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi perished along with more than a dozen others when the helicopter he was on crashed into a kindergarten in a Kyiv suburb Wednesday.
The victims include at least one child who was on the ground and nine people aboard the emergency services helicopter, the Associated Press reported. Ukrainian officials initially believed up to 18 people had died in the crash, but the death toll was revised down to 14 people. The helicopter was flying in a dense fog before crashing, but Ukrainian authorities have launched an investigation to determine if the crash was an accident or if it was shot down.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said, “the pain is unspeakable” as he ordered officials to look into the cause of the tragedy. The