Ukraine responds to Iran’s arguments concerning refusal to pay compensation for downed Boeing

Source : 112 Ukraine

Iran will be obliged to compensate losses to the UIA even if not directly but in recourse order to corresponding insurance companies, where UIA’s insurer reinsured its risks
08:36, 11 August 2020


Foreign Ministry of Ukraine states Iran is obliged to pay compensation for Ukrainian Boeing 737 downed over Teheran, despite the fact that the plane was registered by European, no Iranian underwriter, as Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin reported on Facebook.

“Actually, the UIA plane was insured at one of the European insurance companies, which, in its turn, reinsured its risks at other insurers. Consequently, Iran will be obliged to compensate losses to the UIA even if not directly but in recourse order to corresponding insurance companies but the issue is still about the same compensations,” Yenin noted.

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He reminded that during the bilateral talks, the Iranian side confirmed its readiness to pay damages, including to the UIA Company, where representatives were invited to the talks from the Ukrainian side. Kyiv and Teheran agreed to include this issue on the agenda of the next round of talks.

Earlier, Iran refused to pay compensation to Ukraine International Airlines for the plane shot down near Tehran, arguing that the plane was registered by a European insurance company, not an Iranian one.

Related: PS752 investigation: France confirms passage of black boxes from Iran

On August 2, it was reported that 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.

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

Related: PS752: Canada calls on Iran to publish data from Boeing’s black boxes

As we reported before, Iran has already informed Ukraine about its readiness to solve legal issues on the mode of payment of the compensation to the families of perished passengers of Boeing 737 and compensations for the Ukrainian aircraft

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

Related: Boeing 737 crash: Iran ready for next round of talks with Ukraine in October

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.


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