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Moldova's leadership conveys condolences on crash of helicopter in Ukraine

14:58 | 18.01.2023 Category: Political

Chisinau, 18 January /MOLDPRES/ - Moldova’s leadership has conveyed a message of condolences on the crash of a helicopter nearby Kiev, Ukraine. Eighteen people died and about 30 were injured in the wake of the accident.  

President Maia Sandu conveyed a message both to the families who had lost their relatives and to the team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. ‘’I am saddened by the tragic accident from nearby Kiev today morning, which killed 18 people, including children. Our thoughts and prayers go to those who lost their beloved people and to the team of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, whose leader died in the accident,’’ the head of state wrote on a social network.    

For her part, Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilita stressed that the accident was a tragedy for Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and the entire Ukrainian nation. ‘’I was sorrowed to learn about the news on the crash of a helicopter in the Kiev region. The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and his colleagues, as well as civilians, including children, are victims of this tragedy. I express, on behalf of the government and on my own behalf, the sincerest condolences to the Ukrainian government and people. I am thinking about the mourning families. I wish quick recovery to the wounded people,’’ Natalia Gavrilita said.     

„New tragic news from Kiev, - 18 people died and at least 29 were wounded, after a helicopter had crashed over a kindergarten in Brovary – a suburb of the Ukraine’s capital. All those nine people onboard, among whom Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Denys Monastyrsky, his first deputy, Yevhen Yenin and the state secretary, Yuriy Lyubkovych, died. I convey condolences to the Ukrainian leadership and people on this loss,’’ Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu wrote on a social network.       

The Ukrainian helicopter today crashed in Brovary – a city with about 100,000 residents, east of Kiev. For the time being, there is no information on the cause of this tragedy. The helicopter belonged to the Ukrainian State Emergency Service, subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a spokesperson of the Ukrainian air forces said.      




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