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Türkiye condoles death of Ukraine’s interior minister, 16 others in helicopter crash

The Turkish foreign minister on Wednesday extended condolences to Ukraine over the helicopter crash in the Kyiv region that claimed the lives of at least 17 people, including the country’s interior minister.

"I learned with great sorrow the news about the helicopter crash in Brovary near Kyiv, claiming many lives including #Ukraine’s Interior Minister," Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twitter.

The helicopter crash in the Brovary city of Ukraine’s Kyiv region on Wednesday killed at least 17 people, including the country’s interior minister, his deputy, and the state secretary of the Internal Affairs Ministry, according to Ukrainian officials.

Wishing a speedy recovery to the injured, he extended condolences to the "bereaved families & friendly people of Ukraine."

Also, extending his "heartfelt condolences," Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said: "It is with great sorrow that I have learnt about the helicopter crash in Brovary, claiming many lives including Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyi."

Source: Anadolu Agency