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World Bodies of Ukrainian victims of downed plane repatriated from Iran

12:42  19 january  2020
12:42  19 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Iran calls on Canada to hand over information on crashed Ukrainian plane

  Iran calls on Canada to hand over information on crashed Ukrainian plane Iran called on Canada on Thursday to share its information with Tehran about the Ukrainian plane after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Ottawa had intelligence indicating it was hit by an Iranian missile. © ASSOCIATED PRESS Rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr southwest of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane with more than 170 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran's main airport, killing all onboard.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told his Ukrainian counterpart Vadym Prystaiko in phone talks on 16 January that Tehran was ready to hand over the bodies of Ukrainians who died in the Ukrainian Boeing passenger plane to Kiev, the Iranian Foreign Ministry reported.

Emergency crew check site where the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed after take-off from Iran 's Imam Khomeini airport, on the He also said Kiev was ready to retrieve victims ’ bodies . A Ukrainian International Airlines plane carrying 167 passengers and nine crew crashed shortly after

The flag-draped coffins of the 11 Ukrainians who died in a plane mistakenly shot down by Iran amid heightened tensions with Washington arrived in Kiev on Sunday.

a close up of a screen: The Kiev-bound UIA Boeing 737, crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board © Tolga Akmen The Kiev-bound UIA Boeing 737, crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board

President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk and other officials attended the solemn ceremony at Kiev's Boryspil airport to see the downed plane's nine Ukrainian flight crew and two passengers being removed from the aircraft, according to live video footage.

Ukraine International Airlines staff, some in tears, stood on the tarmac clutching flowers.

The Kiev-bound UIA Boeing 737, crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board, mostly Iranian and Canadian citizens.

The Boeing crashed shortly after Iran launched missiles at US forces in Iraq in response to the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad. 

Tehran admitted it had mistakenly shot down the plane several days later.

Iran asks U.S., France for equipment to download downed plane's black boxes .
Iran asks U.S., France for equipment to download downed plane's black boxes

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