Minister of National Defense Angel Tilvar met on Wednesday at the ministry headquarters with Ukrainian ambassador to Romania Ihor Prokopchuk, with talks focusing on current aspects regarding the security situation, as well as on Romania’s multidimensional support for Ukraine.
The defense minister reiterated Romania’s firm position regarding the importance of the continuation of international support to Ukraine as long as it will be necessary, the Press Office of the National Defense Ministry informs.
Minister Tilvar condemned the indiscriminate strikes on civilian infrastructure by the Russian Federation’s forces, mentioning the January 15 tragic event in the city of Dnipro that resulted in a large number of civilian victims.
Also, the Romanian official reiterated the importance of maintaining a constant dialogue between Romania and Ukraine’s Defense Ministries, expressing the openness of the Romanian side to continuing discussions on the complex security and defense issues in the Black Sea region.
In the wake of the tragic helicopter incident occurred near Kyiv on Wednesday morning, Minister Angel Tilvar offered condolences to the Ukrainian government and people on the death of Interior Minister Denys Monastyrsky and of others on board the aircraft and on the ground, the Defense Ministry said.
“I am sending my condolences to the Ukrainian Government and people for the loss of human lives in the tragic helicopter crash that took place near Kyiv. We are with Ukraine in these trying moments,” Tilvar wrote on Twitter.
The helicopter carrying Ukrainian Minister of the Interior Denys Monastyrsky and several other senior officials was heading towards the front line when it crashed beside a kindergarten in Brovary city, near Kyiv, causing a fire at the site. 18 people were killed and 29 were injured on the ground, including 15 children. There were nine people on board the helicopter, including the minister, his first deputy Yevhen Yenin, and the Interior Ministry’s Secretary of State Yuriy Lubkovych.
PM Ciuca sends message of condolences to Ukrainiann counterpart for the tragic loss of human lives following the helicopter crash
Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca sent a message of condolences, on Wednesday, on behalf of the Government of Romania to his Ukrainian counterpart, Denis Smihal, for the loss of human lives in the helicopter crash that took place on the territory of the neighbouring country, stressing that in these sad moments, the authorities in Bucharest stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and remain committed to helping the neighbouring country to win the war started by the Russian Federation.
“On behalf of the Government of Romania, I convey my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of human lives following the helicopter crash in Brovari, among whom Interior Minister Denis Monastirski and his team. In this moment of sadness, we are with the Ukrainian people and remain committed to helping Ukraine to win this war,” Nicolae Ciuca wrote on the Government’s Twitter page.