President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with the Prime Minister of Sweden

9 January 2020 - 13:19

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven. The Head of State expressed his condolences and conveyed the words of support for the relatives and friends of Swedish citizens killed in the plane crash in Iran.

“Ukraine is stunned by the tragedy. Thank you for your solidarity and empathy,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized.

The Head of State noted that Ukraine was ready to participate as much as possible in the investigation of the causes of the catastrophe in accordance with the norms of international law, in particular the Chicago Convention on Civil Aviation. He reminded that a group of Ukrainian experts had recently arrived in Iran to be involved in the investigation.

"We are making all the necessary efforts to find out the causes of this plane crash and are ready to work closely with Sweden. Our task is to find out the truth. This is the main thing,” the President of Ukraine noted and invited Sweden to join the investigation.

For his part, Stefan Löfven expressed condolences from the people of Sweden and said that official Stockholm was ready to assist with all possible means in ensuring a transparent investigation.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that Ukraine was in constant contact with a group of experts in Tehran and would inform its partners of the progress of the investigation.

The parties highlighted the importance of the phone conversation between the foreign ministers of Ukraine and Sweden the day before who discussed cooperation in the investigation of the plane crash.