Due to the crash of Ukrainian Boeing 737 in Iran (flight PS 752), President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky interrupted his trip to Oman and immediately returned to Kyiv. This was reported by the President’s Office.
"The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky immediately interrupted the trip to Oman and returned to Kyiv due to the UIA plane crash in Tehran," the message reads.
Zelensky had earlier expressed his condolences to the families and close people of those who were aboard the flight.
"Horrible news from the Middle East. A passenger plane of Ukraine's International Airlines crashed upon takeoff and fell not far from the Imam Khomeini airport (Tehran) this morning. According to preliminary data, all passengers and crew members deceased", Zelensky wrote.
As we reported earlier, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 180 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason of 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.