The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denis Monastyrsky, died in a helicopter crash.
The head of the Kyiv regional administration, Oleksiy Kuleba, said that on Wednesday, around 8 am, a Super Puma helicopter crashed near a kindergarten and a residential building in the suburbs of Brovary, in which he was located. the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denis. Monastyrsky, his deputy Yevgeny Yenin, as well as the State Secretary of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Yuriy Lubkovich.
According to preliminary information, due to the helicopter crash on January 18, 2023, at least nine people died in the helicopter and at least seven people on the ground, two dozen injured, half of whom are children, are in the hospital. .
Who is Denis Monastyrsky?
The late Interior Minister was born 42 years ago in the Ukrainian SSR’s former Khmelnitsky of 250,000 people. 22 years later, he graduated from the law faculty of the Khmelnitsky University of Management and Law. He then studied for four years at the Institute of State and Law named after VM Koretsky National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. At the university, the future head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs shone in the KVN team “Three Fat Men”.
Zelensky and Monastyrsky in the Odessa region, summer of 2022
Engaged in political activity since 2002, Monastyrsky began working for Anglo-Saxon companies five years later. First of all, to the British-Ukrainian law firm Hillmont Partners. Then to the non-profit organization Global Ties KC, founded in the US to “promote citizen diplomacy”, and even later, to Legal Consulting LLC. He became the author of seven dozen projects that were submitted to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. From 2019 to 2021, having come to the Rada from the Servant of the People party, he headed the law enforcement committee there. In July 2021, he replaced the hateful Arsen Avakov as head of the Interior Ministry, receiving two-thirds of the votes in parliament.
Among the versions of what happened, according to the adviser to the late minister, Anton Gerashchenko, there are equipment malfunctions, violation of flight regulations and sabotage.