Helicopter Crash in Ukraine Kills at Least 17, Including Cabinet Official

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A helicopter carrying senior officials crashed in a Kyiv suburb, damaging a kindergarten and a 14-story residential building, according to emergency officials.CreditCredit…Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA, via Shutterstock

A helicopter carrying senior Ukrainian officials crashed on Wednesday in a Kyiv suburb, killing at least 17 people, according to emergency officials. The dead included Ukraine’s minister of internal affairs and other pivotal figures in the wartime leadership.

The minister, Denys Monastyrsky, was the highest-ranking government official to die since Russia’s invasion began in February last year. At least four children were also killed in the crash, which damaged a kindergarten and a 14-story residential building, according to the State Emergency Service. The crash…

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