• Tue / 28 July 2020 / 14:10
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Iranian delegation to visit Ukraine for crash compensation talks

Iranian delegation to visit Ukraine for crash compensation talks

Tehran (ISNA) - An Iranian delegation will visit Ukraine on July 29 and 30 to discuss compensation for a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran in January, the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said.

“Given the circumstance of what happened, there are all reasons to ask from Iran to pay the highest price for what it did,” Dmytro Kuleba, speaking in English, told a news conference during a visit to the Polish capital Warsaw.

Kuleba said Ukraine would represent all countries and groups affected during the talks.

"I cannot disclose final numbers of the compensation ... numbers will be the result of the consultations," he said.

The Ukrainian airliner was shot down shortly after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport on January 8, killing all 167 passengers and 9 crew members.

On January 11, the Armed Forces General Staff released a statement saying the Ukrainian passenger plane was mistakenly downed near the airport.

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