Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the tragedy of Ukrainian Boeing 737 in Iran, the situation in the Near East and the fight against ISIS, as the press service of the Canadian PM reported.
President Erdogan expressed sincere condolences due to the death of Canadians in the crash of PS752 in Teheran. The premier of Canada thanked Erdogan for assistance in the response of Canada to the tragedy, including the transit of the members of the families of victims through Turkey.
Two leaders agreed that the complete, credible and transparent investigation of this tragic event should continue to provide justice and answer the questions of the families of the deceased.
Trudeau and Erdogan exchanged opinions on the recent events in the Near East and agreed on the necessity of de-escalation and dialogue to decrease the tension and promote peace and stability in the region. They also discussed the importance of the fight against ISIS.
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.
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.