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Denys Monastyrsky
Денис Монастирський
Denys Monastyrsky.jpg
Official portrait, 2021
12th Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
In office
16 July 2021 – 18 January 2023
PresidentVolodymyr Zelenskyy
Prime MinisterDenys Shmyhal
Preceded byArsen Avakov
Succeeded byIhor Klymenko (acting)
People's Deputy of Ukraine
9th convocation
In office
29 August 2019 – 16 July 2021
ConstituencyServant of the People
Personal details
Born(1980-06-12)12 June 1980
Khmelnytskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died18 January 2023(2023-01-18) (aged 42)
Brovary, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
Cause of deathHelicopter crash
Political partyServant of the People
SpouseZhanna Monastyrsky
Children2
Alma materKhmelnytskyi University of Management and Law (PhD)
Military service
Years of service2022–2023
CommandsMinistry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Battles/wars

Denys Anatoliiovych Monastyrsky (Ukrainian: Денис Анатолійович Монастирський; 12 June 1980 – 18 January 2023) was a Ukrainian lawyer and politician who served as Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs from 16 July 2021, until his death in a helicopter crash on January 18, 2023.[1][2][3] He had been very close to Volodymyr Zelenskyy since the beginning of his presidential campaign.[4]

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Ukrainian language

Ukrainian language

Ukrainian is an East Slavic language of the Indo-European language family. It is the native language of about 40 million people and the official state language of Ukraine in Eastern Europe. Written Ukrainian uses the Ukrainian alphabet, a variant of the Cyrillic script. The standard Ukrainian language is regulated by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Ukrainian language-information fund, and Potebnia Institute of Linguistics. Comparisons are often drawn to Russian, a prominent Slavic language, but there is more mutual intelligibility with Belarusian, Ukrainian's closest relative, The three Slavic languages are closely related to one another, with very high mutual intelligibility...The dissociation of Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian as separate languages is relatively modern

Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine)

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2023 Brovary helicopter crash

2023 Brovary helicopter crash

On 18 January 2023, a Ukrainian Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma carrying ten people, including Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky, his deputy Yevhen Yenin, and State Secretary Yurii Lubkovych, crashed into a kindergarten in Brovary, a suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine. The crash killed fourteen people, including Monastyrsky, Yenin, and Lubkovych. Four of the victims were killed on the ground, including one child. Twenty-five other people were injured on the ground, including eleven children.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy is a Ukrainian politician and former comedian and actor who has served as the sixth and current president of Ukraine since 2019.

Biography

Denys Anatoliiovych Monastyrsky was born in Khmelnytskyi, in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union, on 12 June 1980.[5] He was a graduate of Faculty of Law of the Khmelnytskyi University of Management and Law.[5] Monastyrsky was also a former student at the Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.[5] He had a PhD in law.[5]

In 2007, Monastyrsky started his career as a lawyer.[5] He also headed the department of lawmaking and scientific expertise of the research part of the Khmelnytskyi University of Management and Law, where he worked as an associate professor.[6]

Monastyrsky was a co-founder and a member of the board of the Podolia Youth Cultural Association "Into the Future through Culture".[5][6]

Between 2014 and 2019, Monastyrsky was an assistant-consultant to Anton Herashchenko.[6]

In the run-up to the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election Monastyrsky was presented as an expert of presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskyy's "team" on law enforcement reform.[6] Zelenskyy won the election and was inaugurated as President of Ukraine on 20 May 2019.[7]

Monastyrsky was a candidate for Servant of the People in the 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election.[5] He was placed No. 19 on the national election list and elected to the Ukrainian parliament.[5][8]

In parliament, he became head of the parliamentary Committee on Law Enforcement Affairs.[5] According to an analysis by Civil movement "Chesno" he was one of the people's deputies who submitted the most legislative initiatives.[6]

After Interior Minister Arsen Avakov had submitted his resignation as Interior Minister on 12 July 2021,[9] Monastyrsky was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs by 271 MPs on 16 July 2021.[1][2] Anton Herashchenko became one of his official advisors at the Ministry.[10]

In September 2022, Monastyrsky participated in the largest prisoner exchange operation between Ukraine and Russia, when 215 Ukrainian soldiers returned home, including more than 100 fighters and commanders of the Azov Regiment.[11]

Throughout the war, Monastyrsky was among the top security officials who remained in Kyiv, the capital, with Zelenskyy in the first days of the war as Russia's army bore down on the city.[12] As Ukraine's minister for internal affairs, he helped shape Ukraine's wartime goals and oversaw the country's National Police, State Emergency Service and the State Border Guard Service.[13]

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Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Khmelnytskyi, until 1954 Proskuriv, is a city in western Ukraine, the administrative center for Khmelnytskyi Oblast (region) and Khmelnytskyi Raion (district). It hosts the administration of the Khmelnytskyi urban hromada. Khmelnytskyi is located in the historic region of Podolia on the banks of the Buh River. The city received its current local government designation in 1941. The current city's population is estimated 274,582 , making it the second largest city of the former, archaic Podolia region after Vinnytsia and the largest city of the western part of the region.

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

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The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is a self-governing state-funded organization in Ukraine that is the main center of development of science and technology by coordinating a system of research institutes in the country. It is the main research oriented organization along with the five other academies in Ukraine specialized in various scientific disciplines. NAS Ukraine consists of numerous departments, sections, research institutes, scientific centers and various other supporting scientific organizations.

Khmelnytskyi National University

Khmelnytskyi National University

Khmelnytskyi National University is a Ukrainian university in Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine.

Podolia

Podolia

Podolia or Podilia is a historic region in Eastern Europe, located in the west-central and south-western parts of Ukraine and in northeastern Moldova. The name derives from Old Slavic po, meaning "by/next to/along" and dol, "valley".

8th Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada

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2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election

2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election

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Committees of the Verkhovna Rada

Committees of the Verkhovna Rada

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Arsen Avakov

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Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine)

Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ukraine)

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is the ministry of the Ukrainian government that oversees the interior affairs of Ukraine. The ministry carries out state policy for the protection of rights and liberties of citizens, investigates unlawful acts against the interest of society and state, fights crime, provides civil order, ensures civil security and traffic safety, and guarantees the security and protection of important individuals. It is a centralised agency headed by the Minister of Internal Affairs. The ministry works closely with the office of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine. It oversees the National Police of Ukraine, National Guard of Ukraine (gendarmerie), the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the State Migration Service.

People's Deputy of Ukraine

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Death

Monastyrsky, along with his deputy Yevhen Yenin, and Secretary of State of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Yurii Lubkovych, were killed in a helicopter crash on 18 January 2023, in Brovary, an eastern suburb of the capital Kyiv. The helicopter hit a kindergarten school as it crashed, and a child was among the 14 killed. At least 25 others were injured.[3]

Kyrylo Tymoshenko said at a briefing that the officials were heading to one of the hot spots of the war front.[14] The Security Service of Ukraine has started an investigation into the cause of the crash in Brovary.[15]

Monastyrsky's friend and MP Maria Mezentseva said it was "a tragedy for everyone" as Mr. Monastyrsky's ministry was playing a key role in Ukraine's response to the invasion. He was also very close to Zelenskyy from day one of his presidential campaign, she told the BBC.[16]

The funeral ceremony for Monastyrsky and other ministry employees who were killed took place in Ukrainian House on 21 January 2023. Top officials, including Zelenskyy and his wife, Olena Zelenska, attended the funeral, offering condolences to the relatives of the crash victims.[17]

He was buried on January 21, 2023 at the Baikove Cemetery in Kyiv.[18]

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Yevhen Yenin

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2023 Brovary helicopter crash

2023 Brovary helicopter crash

On 18 January 2023, a Ukrainian Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma carrying ten people, including Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrsky, his deputy Yevhen Yenin, and State Secretary Yurii Lubkovych, crashed into a kindergarten in Brovary, a suburb of Kyiv, Ukraine. The crash killed fourteen people, including Monastyrsky, Yenin, and Lubkovych. Four of the victims were killed on the ground, including one child. Twenty-five other people were injured on the ground, including eleven children.

Brovary

Brovary

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Kyiv

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Security Service of Ukraine

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Maria Mezentseva

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BBC

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Ukrainian House

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The International Convention Center "Ukrainian House" is the largest international exhibition and convention center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Popularly referred to as just "Ukrainian House", this five-storey building is the host venue for a variety of events from exhibitions, trade fairs and conferences to international association meetings, product launches, banquets, TV-ceremonies, sporting events, etc.

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Baikove Cemetery

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