Zelensky’s appeal was announced after consultations with a group of Ukrainian experts who work on the scene of the tragedy, international partners and a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The conversation of the presidents is scheduled for 17:00.
The president’s appeal will be broadcast on 112 Ukraine.
As we reported, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Iran’s statement about a missile strike at Ukrainian Boeing 737, demanding to bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the dead and pay compensation for the catastrophe.
Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction."
As of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.