Iran ready to compensate Ukrainian families of airplane crash victims
"The Iranian delegation announced its readiness to pay compensation to Ukrainian families of those killed in the tragedy 150,000 U.S. dollars for each victim, following the resolution of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and asked the Ukrainian delegation to bring this information to the notice of the relatives of the Ukrainians who passed away," said the statement published by the Iranian embassy on its Facebook page after the third round of talks on the plane crash.
During the negotiations, the parties also discussed a wide range of issues related to criminal proceedings and technical issues, including aviation and flight safety, as well as Iran's final report on the tragedy.
The third round of talks between Ukraine and Iran on the Ukraine International Airlines plane downed near Tehran in 2020 took place in Kiev on June 2-3.
On March 17 of this year, Iran's Civil Aviation Organization published its final report on the Ukrainian passenger plane crash near Tehran, identifying a "mistake" by the air defense operator as the cause of the incident.
However, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba criticized the Iranian report, calling it a "cynical attempt" to hide the true reasons for the downing of the plane.
The Ukrainian aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, was hit on Jan. 8, 2020 by two missiles shot by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps shortly after it took off from Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. ■