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Anniversary of PS752 crash near Teheran: Five countries to prosecute Iran

Source : 112 Ukraine

The countries urged to provide the explanation of events and decisions that led to the catastrophe
14:48, 8 January 2021

Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via REUTERS

Ukraine, Afghanistan, the UK, Canada and Sweden provided a joint statement about the anniversary of the tragic date of the downing of the PS752 flight of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) in Iran as Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry reported.

“A year ago, early in the morning, January 8, 2020, the PS752 plane of Ukraine International Airlines was downed by two Iranian surface-to-air missiles near Teheran,” the statement says.

Related: PS752 tragedy: Canada declines Iran's offer to pay USD 150,000 of compensation

The countries promised to prosecute Iran for the establishment of justice.

“We urgently appeal to Iran to provide a full and complete explanation of the events and decisions that led to this horrible air catastrophe, including particular actions to avoid the repetition of it. Our countries will prosecute Iran for the establishment of justice and ensure the payment of the compensation in the full extent by Iran to the families of victims and affected states,” the message said.

Related: Iran gives Ukraine draft report on causes of PS752 plane crash

As we reported earlier, on January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight) with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. 55 citizens of Canada, including Iranian students, the citizens of the UK, Afghanistan and Sweden were aboard.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital had left no survivors.

Related: PS752 crash: Ukraine’s MFA once again reminds Iran of its responsibilities

Last week it was announced that the Iranian government would allocate 150,000 euros for payments to all the families of those killed in the crash.

All the data from the deciphered black boxes of the Ukrainian plane, which was shot down over Tehran, confirmed the illegal interference in the work of the passenger airliner.

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