Zelensky meets with relatives of Ukrainians killed in Boeing 737 crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

Return of the remains of the deceased citizens may take place on January 19
21:25, 15 January 2020

Press Service of the President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met with relatives of Ukrainian citizens killed in the crash of UIA plane in Iran. This was reported by the press service of the President’s office.

The head of state said that there were currently 10 Ukrainian specialists working in Iran on the identification and return of the bodies of the deceased citizens to Ukraine.

"Currently, several of our citizens have been identified," Zelensky stated.

President of Ukraine informed that he had set the task to return the remains of the deceased citizens to Ukraine as soon as possible.

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"We hope that this will happen on January 19. It may be plus or minus two days. But we have set this task before our and Iranian experts," the President said.

The head of state emphasized that every family of the killed Ukrainian would receive compensation from the state in the amount of 8,3 thousand dollars.

In addition, Ukraine will be requiring additional compensations from Iran.

Zelensky also promised to provide the necessary assistance related to the funeral of the dead.

As we reported earlier, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 people aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. No one, including 11 Ukrainians survived the tragedy.

Related: Ukraine's government allocates $8,3 thousand to families of Boeing 737 crash victims

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