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Pompeo offers Zelensky help in PS752 crash investigation

Source : 112 Ukraine

Besides, the president received important information that may help with the investigation during the meeting with US Chargé d'Affaires Kristina Kvien
19:50, 10 January 2020

Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via REUTERS

U.S. State Department Mike Pompeo expressed the readiness of the U.S. to provide help and support in the investigation of PS752 crash in Iran during the phone talk with Ukraine’s President as Pompeo reported on Twitter.

“Spoke with Ukrainian President Zelensky to express my deepest condolences for the lives lost in the tragic crash of Ukrainian International Airlines flight 752. We stand with Ukraine and are ready to offer our support and assistance in the ongoing investigation,” Pompeo wrote.

The Office of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed the phone talk.

“We are grateful for the valuable support of the United States in investigating the causes of the disaster. I met with US Chargé d'Affaires Christine Quinn and received important information that may help with the investigation,” Volodymyr Zelensky said.

Related: Zelensky receives important data on PS752 crash from U.S. representatives

The current development of the situation in the Middle East and the prospects of its normalization were discussed.

The parties discussed the further schedule of the bilateral contacts between Ukraine and the U.S. at the highest level, first of all, the visit of Mike Pompeo to Ukraine at the end of January, which was postponed from January 3.

Earlier American mass media reported that Boeing 737, the Ukrainian passenger aircraft that crashed near Tehran could have been downed by an Iranian missile fired from Tor, the surface-to-air missile system made in Russia. 

U.S. President Donald Trump claimed he has doubts about the reasons for the recent aircraft disaster in Iran.

Related: European Commission sees no convincing proof of reason for PS752 crash, - von der Leyen

On January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash of Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.

Earlier, the Ukrainian commission on the crash of Boeing 737 in Teheran, which arrived in Iran, holds a discussion on agreement on the issue of the visit of the catastrophe site with the Iranian authorities. It intends to hold a search of the wreckage of the Russian Tor missile system, which launch is considered to be one of the main versions of the crash.

Canadian intelligence and that of the country's allies confirm that the Ukrainian civilian aircraft in Iran was shot down by a missile as Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada said.

 

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