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PS752 crash: Iran offers to pay $80,000 of compensation to families of deceased Ukrainians

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine finds this sum insufficient and it will strive for its increase
13:46, 3 February 2020

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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that Iran offered $80,000 of compensation to the families of Ukrainians deceased in PS752 crash. However, Ukraine finds this sum insufficient and it will strive for its increase as TSN.Tyzhden reported.

“Concerning the Iranian side, they offered $80,000 to each family, each suffered, each victim but we did not agree on it. I think that it is not the right things. If a woman says that husband was the only breadwinner and she has no work, while a child should enter the institute - $80,000 are not enough. However, of course, any money may measure the human life. But we will pressure to make the payments bigger,” he said.

Related: Zelensky intends to continue pressure on Iran regarding downing Ukrainian Boeing 737

Zelensky noted that it would be difficult for the insurance companies to work with the Iranian side as the country is under sanctions.

January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash of Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.

Related: Ukraine sees no due reaction from Iran on investigation of PS752 crash

On January 19, the bodies of the Ukrainians, who died in a plane crash in Iran, were delivered to Ukraine. The farewell ceremony took place at Boryspil Airport from 13.00 to 19.00.

As of January 21, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization stated in the second preliminary investigation report that PS752 was downed by two short-range surface-to-air missiles.

 

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