Bodies of Ukrainians killed in UIA crash in Tehran to be repatriated tomorrow

Bodies of Ukrainians killed in UIA crash in Tehran to be repatriated tomorrow

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The bodies of passengers and crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed in Tehran will be repatriated on Sunday, January 19.

"The bodies of Ukrainian passengers and crew members of PS752 flight will be repatriated to Ukraine on Sunday, January 19," the press service of UIA posted on Facebook.

It is noted that the commemoration of the UIA plane crash victims will take place at Terminal B of the Boryspil International Airport.

"Access is open to everyone. We gather at the entrance to Terminal B at 12:00. You can pay last respects to the deceased from 13:00 to 19:00," the UIA says.

As reported, Ukraine International Airlines plane (Flight PS752) heading from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport at about 06:00 Tehran time (04:30 Kyiv time) on Wednesday, January 8. There were 176 people on board – nine crew members (all Ukrainians) and 167 passengers (citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK).

January 11, Iran announced that it had shot down the UIA passenger plane accidentally. The plane was perceived as a hostile object as it approached Iran’s sensitive military base after take-off. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps accepted full responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian airliner.

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