Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has cut short his trip to Oman and is returning to Kyiv amid the news on a crash of a Ukrainian passenger jetliner near Tehran airport.
"Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has urgently cut short a trip to Oman and is returning to Kyiv in connection with the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane in Tehran," the President's Office wrote on Telegram on Wednesday, January 8.
Earlier, Zelensky's office reported the president was on a visit to Oman, where he had scheduled top-level meetings.
According to updated reports, UIA flight PS752 bound for Kyiv, with 167 passengers and 9 crew on board, crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran airport in the early hours of Wednesday, January 8.
Local emergency services say no one survived in the crash.
Zelensky expressed his condolences to the families and friends of passengers and crew of the Ukrainian Boeing 737-800 flight PS752.