Reuters: Ukraine makes every effort to maximize compensation for downed plane – minister

09:40, 31 July 2020
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Dmytro Kuleba / REUTERS

"We will achieve justice, no matter how much time and effort it costs," Kuleba said in a statement published by the ministry after the two delegations met in Kyiv, Reuters reported.

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The ministry said more details would be reported on Friday.

Iranian forces say they downed the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 jet after mistaking it for a missile at a time when tensions with the United States had risen. All 176 people on board – including 57 Canadians – were killed.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said in February that Ukraine was not satisfied with the size of compensation Iran had offered to families of Ukrainians killed in the incident.

An international team has started examining the flight recorders from the plane.

A senior Ukrainian diplomat said last week that the transcript from the black boxes showed there had been illegal interference with the plane.

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