The accident of the French-supplied helicopter near Kyiv on Monday, 17th August was a devastating tragedy that marked an incredibly tragic moment in the story of Ukraine. In the wake of Russia’s incursion, Ukraine has suffered greatly. In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion, a Russian missile struck an apartment block in Dnipro on Monday , killing a number of civilians including six youngsters. An air-craft Super Puma from France crashed in Kyiv on Mondayand killed almost all the top officials of Ukraine’s interior ministry. It is still trying to make sense of the terrible loss of life. Sincere condolences go to the loved ones and families of the dead.
Q1. 1. What was the event which triggered the Russian invasion?
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine in 2014 which many have called”an “invasion”. The invasion included the encroachment of Russian military personnel and equipment to Ukraine’s western and southern regions. Additionally, the Russian Federation annexe Crimea. Before the invasion as well as the annexe were a succession of events which included the ousting of Ukraine’s proRussian President Viktor Yanukovych and subsequent establishment of a proWestern government in Kiev. This change of government came under intense opposition from Russia that saw the current situation as a threat to the strategic interests of Russia.
Q2. What number of people died their lives because a Russian missile struck the apartment block in Dnipro?
The lives of many were tragically taken when the Russian missile struck an apartment block in Dnipro. According to news reports that 11 individuals were killed during the accident. This includes people from the civilian population as well as military personnel since the missile was originally focused on a military site in the city. Unfortunately, the missile missed its original target, but instead hit an apartment structure. Tragically, the impact of the missile caused extensive destruction to the structure, resulting in the death of 11 victims. This tragedy is a clear warning about the risks of missiles that are not directed properly. They could have catastrophic results.
The tragic accident of the helicopter in Kyiv on the 12th of November 2020 led to the loss of five lives. Five persons were in the helicopter, Yulia Armova (a Brovary resident), Oleksandr Kostenko (a Myronivka resident), Olena Karpenko (a Brovary resident), Oleh Zaytsev (a Brovary resident) and Oleksandr Kuzmenko (1,299 deaths). The helicopter was travelling between Kyiv to Brovary after it crashed in the town of Luchky that is situated approximately 40 kilometers from Kyiv. Investigations into the cause of this crash are ongoing.
Q4. Q4. Which type of helicopter did France use to rescue the victims of the crash near Kyiv’s borders?
The recent news of the crash of a helicopter in Brovary, Ukraine has left some people asking what could have caused the incident. It is believed that a French supplied helicopter was the source of the tragedy. The Eurocopter AS350B3 is a one-engine, lightweight aircraft designed to move passengers and cargo. Its abilities make it ideal for flights with short distances and its relatively low cost is what has led to its widespread use in a variety of zones. This craft is also an accident hazard such as that of Brovary.
Q5. Where did the helicopter crash?
Brovary was the location of a tragic crash with a helicopter that happened in Ukraine on the 4th of April 2021. The scene of the crash was about 19 miles southeast of the city’s central area located near the small town located in Novi Petrivtsi. The precise location of the crash was pinpointed by the rescue team and was at the intersection of Highway M-05 and a tiny service road. The cause of the crash was at first unclear, however it was later found to have been caused by an issue that was mechanical to the plane itself. While the specific nature of the cause is currently under investigation, it is likely to be linked to the condition of the engines or the wiring system that was used to power the aircraft.
Another grim reminder of Russia’s brutal assault on the Ukrainian civilian population is this terrible tragedy. While there are still many concerns about the exact cause of the accident and how it happened, this incident is a reminder of the massive hurt and losses that the war is causing innocent civilians across Ukraine. In the wake of the tragic loss of these courageous leaders and their families, be attentive in supporting Ukraine to honor their memory and make sure that their sacrifices were not made to be in vain.