“We have a few priorities now. The first one is the identification of bodies and delivering the remains to the families. Ukraine offered Canada that we can take the bodies from Teheran to Kyiv with further delivery to Canada. The second is the investigation; we should get the truth. The third is the compensation to the families and Ukrainian carrier UIA,” the ambassador said.
Besides, he emphasized that Canada highly appreciates what Ukraine does within the investigation of the Boeing 737 crash.
“Ukraine is in a special situation, in contrast to Canada, we have the Embassy in Teheran; there are our specialists working there. In fact, we were for Canada the ears, eyes, hands, legs and sometimes the shoulder to cry one. They appreciate our help,” Shevchenko noted.
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.