President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky commented on the crash in Brovary of a helicopter with the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denis Monastyrsky, and his deputy, Yevgeny Enin, who died in the fall. He stated during a video message at the World Economic Forum in Davos that this was not an accident, but the result of a war.
Earlier, three main versions were considered as the causes of the crash, which, according to various sources, killed from 14 to 18 people: sabotage, equipment malfunction, violation of security rules, said Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
“This is not an accident, this is war. It's not just on the battlefield. There are no more accidents, all this is the result of war. Rockets that hit our people, the civilian population, dead children. Someone can disseminate information that "they were not aiming at the civilian population, but they wanted to hit the energy infrastructure, but it happened" or something else. But these are just superfluous words. All this - every person and every death - is the result of the war," Zelensky said.
In the Telegram channel, Zelensky wrote that he instructed the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), together with the National Police of Ukraine and other bodies, to find out all the circumstances of the incident.
The helicopter of the State Emergency Service crashed on the morning of January 18 in Brovary, Kyiv region, killing the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs: the minister, the first deputy minister and the state secretary. The crew of the helicopter also died: commander Alexander Vasilenko, pilot Konstantin Kovalenko, on-board mechanic Ivan Kasyanov. In connection with the death of Monastyrsky, the government of Ukraine appointed Igor Klymenko Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs - Head of the National Police of Ukraine. Initially, 18 deaths were reported, including two children. By 15:45, search and rescue operations were completed, the State Emergency Service reported 14 dead, including one child. 25 people were injured, 11 of them children.