18 killed in helicopter crash near Kyiv, including Ukrainian minister

Ukrainian Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 18, 2022. (EFREM LUKATSKY / AP)

KYIV – Ukraine's Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky was killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday morning, official sources said.

His deputy, Yevhen Yenin, was also among the 18 people killed in the crash near a kindergarten in Brovary, a town in the region of Kyiv.