An emergency response center was created due to the crash of a Boeing 737 aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines in Iran. This was reported on the official website of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council.
"On behalf of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, an emergency response center has been created at the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine due to the crash of the Boeing 737 aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) in Iran," reads the message.
Oleksiy Danilov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, shall chair the emergency response center by the order of the President.
Oleksiy Danilov also got instructions to organize a set of measures related to the crash, to set all the circumstances of the tragedy and to provide timely information.
The emergency response center shall include country's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko, Minister of Defense Andriy Zagorodniuk, Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Ivan Bakanov, Head of the Foreign Intelligence Service Valeriy Yevdokymov, Head of the State Emergency Situations Service Mykola Chechotkin.
As we reported earlier, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 180 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency reported 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.