The bodies of Ukrainians killed in a plane shot down by Iran’s International Airlines of Ukraine will be repatriated to Ukraine on January 20-21. The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, as BBC Ukraine reports.
"He (Danilov, - ed.) Said that 30% of the bodies have already been identified. They will be returned to Ukraine on approximately January 20-21," - the statement said.
As we reported, 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.
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.