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Ukraine to negotiate with Iran on behalf of international group for coordination of aid for PS752 victims

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine, Canada, Afghanistan, the UK and Sweden signed a memorandum on mutual understanding in cooperation in talks on Iran's payments of compensation
08:05, 3 July 2020

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The International Group for Coordination of Aid for PS752 Victims chose Ukraine to negotiate with Iran in terms of its responsibility for the PS752 plane crash in January 2020. Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine's Foreign Minister posted this on Facebook.

"Ukraine will be negotiating with Iran on the behalf of International Group for Coordination of Aid for PS752 Victims... The countries will act as united front, assisting each other as a group of countries that suffered [in this accident]. Ukraine will be the voice of this group", Kuleba said.

On July 2, Ukraine, Canada, Afghanistan, the UK and Sweden signed a memorandum on mutual understanding in cooperation in talks on Iran's payments of compensation to the families of victims.

In June, Iran informed Ukraine of its readiness to solve legal issues regarding the order of compensation to the families of the deceased passengers of Boeing 737, and compensation for the downed aircraft.

Related: Iran reports on when analysis of "black boxes" of PS752 begins in France

The civilian plane crashed not far from Tehran on the night from January 7 to January 8. Boeing 737 belonged to Ukraine's International Airlines.

176 people were aboard, nine of them were crew members. 11 Ukrainian citizens perished in the catastrophe; two of these were passengers. Most of the deceased were citizens of Iran and Canada.

On January 11, General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces claimed that the Ukrainian aircraft was downed by an anti-air missile, launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Related: PS752: France invites Ukraine to participate in decryption of 'black boxes'

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