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Iran to pay compensation to families of Ukrainian plane's crash victims after investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

Compensation payments will be the last stage of the negotiayions
22:07, 2 August 2020

Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via REUTERS

Iran will pay compensation to the families of those killed in the crash of the Ukrainian Boeing only after the investigation is completed and all the perpetrators are brought to justice.

This was stated by Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgen Yenin, RBC-Ukraine reports.

"The ball is now on the Iranian side. Everyone is interested in the amount of compensation. I want to emphasize once again that compensation will be calculated only after Ukraine receives full information about the circumstances of the incident, bringing the perpetrators to justice and the Iranian side's apology," Yevgen Yenin said.

On July 31, it was reported that Iran took responsibility for the downing of Ukrainian Boeing 737 and agreed to pay compensation for it.

On July 30, an international group of five countries, which citizens died in the crash, completed negotiations with Iran in Kyiv.

Related: PS752: Negotiations on compensation from Iran underway in Kyiv, - Foreign Minister

Earlier, Iran confirmed its commitment to the downed Boeing 737 over Tehran and announced its readiness for the next stage of negotiations with Ukraine to resolve issues related to the catastrophe. This was discussed during the meeting of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba with head of the Iranian delegation at the talks Mohsen Baharvand, the press service of the Foreign Ministry reported.

The Iranian representative stressed his country's interest in the early completion of the talks and readiness to hold their next round in October 2020 in Tehran.

Baharvand confirmed that the Iranian side assumes responsibility for the shooting down of the Ukrainian plane and will take seriously the fulfillment of its international legal obligations to establish the circumstances of the tragedy, bring the perpetrators to justice and pay the necessary compensation.

Kuleba and Baharvand agreed to maintain communication on the full implementation of the agreements reached the day before.

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