Ukraine and the whole world went shocked because of terrible news from Iran. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing-737 PS 752 from Tehran to Kyiv had crashed, killing 176 people.
According to updated information, 11 citizens of Ukraine (2 passengers and 9 crew members), 63 citizens of Canada, 82 citizens of Iran, 10 citizens of Sweden, 4 citizens of Afghanistan, 3 citizens of Germany and 3 citizens of Great Britain were on board.
We express sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the plane crash. Ukraine will provide all the necessary support and assistance.
Ukraine is ready to investigate the causes of the plane crash in accordance with international law, in particular, Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Today the Government at its extraordinary meeting has decided to send a search and rescue team to Iran to participate in joint measures to investigate the causes of tragedy and repatriation of the bodies of Ukrainian citizens.
The representatives of the State Emergency Service, Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Interior Ministry, Security Service, National Security and Defense Council, State Aviation Administration, National Bureau on Investigation of Aviation cases and incidents with civilian aircraft and International Airlines of Ukraine are among them.
We keep in touch with the relatives of the deceased to hold the DNA analysis. Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds constant consultations with foreign partners. We continue to uninterruptedly update passenger information.
The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine banned Ukrainian carriers from flying in airspace of Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic Republic of Iraq starting from 00:00 January 9, 2020.
We kick off unscheduled checks of flight activity, maintenance of aircraft flight suitability, maintenance of aviation equipment and flight safety management system of PJSC International Airlines of Ukraine.
The information and assistance can be obtained at the Foreign Ministry hotline by phone +38 (044) 238 16 57.