Denys Monastyrsky

Denys Anatoliiovych Monastyrsky (Ukrainian: Денис Анатолійович Монастирський; 12 June 1980 – 18 January 2023) was a Ukrainian lawyer and politician who served as Ukraine's Minister of Internal Affairs from 16 July 2021, until his death in a helicopter crash in January 2023.[1][2][3] He had been very close to Volodymyr Zelenskyy since the beginning of his presidential campaign.[4]

Denys Monastyrsky
Денис Монастирський
Official portrait, 2021
12th Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
In office
16 July 2021  18 January 2023
PresidentVolodymyr Zelenskyy
Prime MinisterDenys Shmyhal
Preceded byArsen Avakov
Succeeded byIhor Klymenko (acting)
People's Deputy of Ukraine
9th convocation
In office
29 August 2019  16 July 2021
ConstituencyServant of the People
Personal details
Born(1980-06-12)12 June 1980
Khmelnytskyi, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Died18 January 2023(2023-01-18) (aged 42)
Brovary, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine
Cause of deathHelicopter crash
Political partyServant of the People
SpouseZhanna
Children2
Alma materKhmelnytskyi University of Management and Law (PhD)
Military service
Years of service2022–2023
CommandsMinistry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine
Battles/wars

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