President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine: We insist on an official apology from Iran for shooting down UIA plane, investigation and return of the bodies of the deceased

11 January 2020 - 08:58

Ukraine insists on an official apology by Iran for shooting down the UIA PS752 flight, holding an open investigation and is waiting for the return of the bodies of the deceased and the payment of compensation, as stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“Even before the completion of the work by the international commission, Iran has pleaded guilty to shooting down the Ukrainian plane. However, we insist on full admission of guilt. We expect Iran to assure of willingness to conduct a full and open investigation, bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the deceased, pay compensation, and make an official apology through diplomatic channels,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted.

The President of Ukraine expressed hope for the continuation of the investigation of the plane crash without artificial delays and obstacles.

"Our 45 professionals should have full access and cooperation to achieve justice," the Head of State emphasized.