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Helicopter crash in Ukraine's Rivne region: Names of dead servicemen revealed

Prosecutor's Office started investigation
13:11, 30 May 2019

Helicopter crash in Rivne region, May 30, 2019
State Investigation Bureau

Ground Troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported the names of four servicemen, who died in a military helicopter crash in Rivne region, as the press office of Ukraine’s Defence Ministry reported.

The names of the died servicemen are:

- aircraft commander, commander of the 16th detached brigade of the army aviation of Ground Troops of Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Ihor Mazepa;

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- pilot-navigator senior lieutenant Vladyslav Popenko;

- on-board aircraft maintenance technician captain Vasyl Romanyuk;

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- on-board aircraft maintenance technician Pavlo Datsyuk.

Besides, the press office of the military prosecutor’s office of Ukraine’s Western region reported that a criminal proceeding under the article of Ukraine’s Criminal Code on violation of aviation rules and preparations to it which led to catastrophe or other serious consequences was opened.

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Military prosecution expressed deep condolences to the relatives and families of the died servicemen.

 

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