French President Emmanuel Macron and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez were among a number of international leaders to offer condolences following the fatal helicopter crash in Brovary on Wednesday.

“Saddened by the tragic death of the Ukrainian Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky. Thoughts for all the victims of this terrible event that occurred near a kindergarten, for the children and the families,” tweeted Macron.

“France offers its condolences to its Ukrainian friends,” he added.

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin joined Macron in sharing his “great sadness” at the news of Monastyrsky’s death.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez that that he was “shocked by the accident.”

“My condolences to the families, to President @ZelenskyyUa and to the Ukrainian people. All our support,” he added.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission said the crash was a “tragedy” and offered her “heartfelt condolences.”

“We are mourning with you,” she added.

 Other international figures also reacted to news of the crash. 

UK Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly:

“Tragic news of the helicopter crash in Ukraine this morning, which took the lives of Ukraine’s Interior Minister Denys Monastyrskyy, members of his team and civilians. Denys was a true friend of the UK. We are ready to support Ukraine in whatever way we can.”

Polish President Andrzej Duda:

“It is with deep sadness that I received information about the helicopter crash in Brovary near Kyiv which left several persons killed, including senior officials of Ukraine’s Ministry of Interior. My thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Edgars Rinkēvičs:

“Terrible news on the deadly helicopter crash and the death of the Minister of Interior Denys Monastyrskyi and the leadership of the Ministry, we mourn victims on the ground, my deep condolences to the families and friends, I wish speedy recovery to the injured.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Wopke Hoekstra:

“Devastated by the news about the helicopter crash in #Kyiv and the passing of Ukraine’s interior affairs minister, the first deputy minister and state secretary. Words cannot describe this tragic loss. My deepest condolences to the families of the victims, @ZelenskyyUa and @DmytroKuleba. Our thoughts are with you and all of #Ukraine.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis:

“My deepest condolences to the families of Denys Monastyrsky and the other innocent victims of yet another tragedy in Ukraine. #StandWithUkraine”

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