The downing of the French-provided helicopter near Kyiv on Monday 17th August, was a tragic event that marked a tragic turning point in the development of Ukraine. The nation suffered tremendously in the aftermath of Russia’s incursion. The Russian missile hit an apartment building in Dnipro on Monday . It killed a large number of civilians including six children. Helicopter Super Puma from France crashed in Kyiv on Mondayand killed most of the leaders of Ukraine’s interior ministry. It’s still struggling to recover from this devastating loss. Our deepest sympathy goes to all loved ones of those who lost their lives.
Q1. What caused Russia’s incursion into Ukraine?
Russia began a military campaign in Ukraine during 2014, which some consider to be an “invasion”. It was an invasion of Russian military personnel and equipment into the country’s east and southern regions, in addition to the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. The preceding events leading up to the invasion and annexe occurred in a sequence of events, including the removal of Ukraine’s proRussian President Viktor Yanukovych and subsequent establishment of a proWestern government at Kiev. This change of government was met with a strong protest from Russia and Russia saw the situation as unfavourable to the strategic interests of Russia.
Q2. How many people have lost their lives in the event that an Russian missile hit the building of an apartment in Dnipro?
The lives of many were tragically taken in the event that a Russian missile struck an apartment block in Dnipro. The incident killed eleven persons. The number includes individuals from both the military and civilian sectors, as the missile was initially focused on a military site located in the city. The missile, however, missed its original target, but instead hit an apartment structure. The missile’s impact on the apartment block caused significant damage. It also led to the deaths of eleven persons. The tragedy serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of misdirected missiles. They could have catastrophic effects.
Q3. Who died by the crash of a helicopter close to Kyiv?
The tragic accident of the helicopter in Kyiv on the 12th of November 2020, resulted in the death of five lives. The helicopter was carrying five passengers, the pilot Yulia Artemova, a Brovary resident, in Brovary, Oleksandr Kostenko, a resident from Myronivka, Olena Karpenko, one of the residents in Brovary, Oleh Zaytsev, one of the residents of Brovary and Oleksandr Kuzmenko, a citizen of Kyiv. The helicopter was travelling between Kyiv to Brovary at the time of its crash near the town of Luchky, located approximately 40km from Kyiv. The reason for the crash is still under investigation.
Q4. What type of helicopter was used by France that crashed on the outer outskirts of Kyiv?
Many are left wondering as to the reason behind the tragic helicopter crash which occurred Brovary (Ukraine). The reports suggest that a French-supplied helicopter was responsible for the tragedy. This helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350B3, is a light, single-engine craft that can be used to carry passengers and cargo. It’s ideal for long-distance flying and it is used throughout the world due to its low price. It is also an accident hazard such as that of Brovary.
Q5. What was the location of the crash?
Brovary was the location of a tragic crash with a helicopter that occurred in Ukraine on April 4, 2021. The crash site was located about 19 miles southeast of the city center close to the tiny village of Novi Petrivtsi. Emergency personnel discovered exactly where the crash at the intersection with Highway M-05, which is a minor service route, as well as the highway. The cause of the crash was initially not identified, it was later discovered that the plane was suffering from mechanical issues. While the reason for the crash remains to be determined, it was later determined that the cause of the crash is related to engine and/or wiring concerns.
This terrible tragedy is yet another very stark reminder of devastating impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Ukraine’s citizens. Though there are several unanswered issues regarding what caused the tragedy and the reasons for it, the event highlights the terrible suffering and losses which the war in Ukraine has caused innocent civilians of Ukraine. We must not only be saddened by the death of these courageous leaders but be sure to remember them as well and speak out for Ukraine.