Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergiy Kyslytsya on behalf of Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Ukraine has urged the UN Security Council to provide experts with unconditional support in their investigation into the UIA Boeing crash in Iran.

"On behalf of Canada, Germany, Sweden, and Ukraine, I would like to thank all, who expressed their condolences in connection with the crash of a passenger aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines near Tehran International Airport. We are grateful for words of support to the families and loved ones of the victims of the tragic catastrophe," he said at the UN Security Council Open Debate on January 9, 2020.

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Kyslytsya recalled that 176 innocent lives had been lost: citizens of Iran, Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

"The circumstances of this catastrophe are still unclear. It is now up to the experts to investigate it and to find answers to the question of what caused the crash. To do so, our experts must receive unconditional support for their investigation into the incident," he added.