Died in the helicopter crash in Poltava region was ex-Minister of Agrarian policy Taras Kutovyi who was the pilot. The information was confirmed by Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
Ex-Vice Prime Minister of the Social Policy Pavlo Rozenko also confirmed that on his Facebook.
"Taras Kutovyi tragically died," he wrote.
This was also reported by ex-Minister of Youth and Sports Ihor Zhdanov on his Facebook page.
"Taras Kutovyi has tragically died. It is hard to believe. I am in despair. My sympathy to all the relatives and close people. R.I.P.," reads the message.
The fire on the place of the crash was put out. The employees of the National Police are working on the place and establishing circumstances of the incident. Spokesperson of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Svitlana Rybalko reported that to 112 Ukraine TV channel.
As it was reported earlier, in the area of Tarasenkove village, Orzhitsky district, Poltava region, the helicopter "Robinson - 44" had crashed, resulting in the death of one person.