Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk said that the government will pay $8.5 thousand to the families of those killed in the crash of a Ukrainian plane in Iran. The prime minister announced this on his Telegram channel.
"The government will pay the families of those killed in a plane crash in Iran 200 thousand hryvnias of assistance and will monitor the proper implementation of insurance payments in accordance with the Montreal Convention," - Honcharuk said.
He also noted that the state will provide comprehensive support and assistance, in particular, legal and financial.
Honcharuk also said that UIA will pay compensation to the families of crew members in accordance with a collective agreement.
"Our diplomats are already working on all the methods that are in the international legal field in order to obtain compensation from the Iranian side," - he added.
As we reported, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 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.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Iran’s statement about a missile strike at Ukrainian Boeing 737, demanding to bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the dead and pay compensation for the catastrophe.