Tehran agrees with Kyiv on compensation for downing UIA plane
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will immediately send a note to Iran with a clear list of all the next steps, including the legal aspects of the compensation to the families of the UIA plane crash.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine will immediately send a note to Iran with a clear list of all the next steps, including the legal aspects of the compensation issue. The Iranian party agrees with Ukraine on this issue,” the press service of the Head of State reports following a phone conversation between President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani.
As reported, Ukraine International Airlines plane (Flight PS752) heading from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport at about 06:00 Tehran time (04:30 Kyiv time) on Wednesday, January 8.
There were 176 people on board – 167 passengers (including two Ukrainians) and nine crew members (all Ukrainians). There were 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, ten citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany, and three citizens of the UK.
Previously, it was claimed that the crash had been caused by technical problems. Early today, Iran announced that it had shot down the UIA passenger plane accidentally. The plane was perceived as a hostile object as it approached Iran’s sensitive military base after take-off.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accepted full responsibility for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner.