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;
- pilot-navigator senior lieutenant Vladyslav Popenko;
- on-board aircraft maintenance technician captain Vasyl Romanyuk;
- 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.
Territorial department of State Investigation Department conducts a pre-trial investigation. Rivne garrison military prosecution carries out procedural control.
Military prosecution expressed deep condolences to the relatives and families of the died servicemen.