Prosecutor-General to consider all possible versions of helicopter crash in Brovary

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Prosecutor-General's Office says it will consider all options for helicopter crash in Brovary
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The pre-trial investigation has been entrusted to SBU investigators.



This was announced by Prosecutor-General Andrei Kostin.

Investigators and experts are currently working at the scene of the tragedy. Urgent investigative actions are being carried out.

At the moment we are considering all possible versions of the helicopter crash. The pre-trial investigation has been assigned to SBU investigators.

The press secretary of the National Police Mariana Reva noted that there were 9 people on board the SSES helicopter. All of them died, including the leadership of the Interior Ministry: Interior Minister Denis Monastyrski, his first deputy Yevgeniy Enin and State Secretary Yuriy Lubkovych.

The helicopter was heading to one of the hot spots where hostilities are ongoing, the deputy head of the presidential office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said.

Yuriy Ignat, a representative of the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said in a TV marathon that it was too early to talk about the preliminary causes of the Brovary crash.

The commission will investigate the reasons. It will not be 1-2 days, because investigating a plane crash takes some time. I think a state commission will be set up, which will include various aviation specialists. They will investigate the reasons for what happened and what factors influenced the fact that the helicopter went down.

As of now, 18 people are known dead, including 3 of them children. A total of 29 people were injured, among them 15 children.

Investigators are now working at the scene and eyewitnesses and those with video footage are urged to contact the police.

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