Ukraine’s Zelensky says fatal helicopter crash ‘a terrible tragedy’

Publish: 6:32 PM, January 18, 2023 | Update: 6:32 PM, January 18, 2023

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday described a fatal helicopter crash outside Kyiv that killed the interior minister and more than a dozen others as “a terrible tragedy”.

“Today, a terrible tragedy occurred in Brovary, Kyiv region. A SES (state emergency services) helicopter crashed, and a fire broke out at the crash site. The pain is unspeakable,” he said in a statement on social media.