Iran’s ambassador to Kiev, Manouchehr Moradi, has claimed that the families of Ukrainians killed in a Ukrainian Airlines plane crash in Tehran in January 2020 have not applied for compensation.
According to Report, the ambassador made this statement in an interview with the Ukrainian news agency UNN.
“The Iranian government has set a $ 150,000 compensation package for the families of the victims. I do not know exactly how many families received this amount, because the process is ongoing, but someone received this amount. As for the Ukrainian families, none of them has been in touch yet, “the ambassador said.
Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine Maxim Yakubovsky said that the country’s prosecutor’s office will provide all possible assistance to the relatives of the dead passengers. He called the destruction of the civilian plane “an unprecedented event when the whole world came to the defense of 176 innocent people killed.” Earlier, he said that in two years, 26 inquiries were sent to different countries in the framework of the criminal case on the disaster. At the same time, Iran is effectively ignoring Ukraine’s appeals for international legal assistance.
The plane crashed on January 8, 2020, a few minutes after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran. The cause of the accident was that an anti-aircraft missile belonging to the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran hit the plane as a result of a human error. All 176 people on board died in the crash.