President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani. The press service of the President of Ukraine reports.
"It is extremely important for us that next week - until January 19 - the bodies of the dead be returned to Ukraine so that their families can say goodbye to them," - Zelensky emphasized.
In turn, Rouhani assured that he would give relevant instructions tonight so that the repatriation of the bodies took place as quickly as possible.
Also, the leader of Rouhani apologized to the Iranian side for the tragedy that claimed 176 lives. The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran fully admits that the tragedy occurred due to the erroneous actions of the Iranian military.
As we reported, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 180 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction."
As of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.
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