PS752 plane crash: Ukraine's government on Wed to allocate funds to victims' families
Ukraine's government plans to allocate funds on Wednesday, January 15, to provide a lump sum in cash in support of the families of those killed in the downing of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 in Iran.
"On the allocation of funds for a lump sum in cash to support the families of those killed in a plane crash in the Islamic Republic of Iran on January 8," says one of the points on the agenda of the government's Wednesday meeting.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Kyiv-bound UIA flight PS752 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport in the early hours of January 8. It was carrying 167 passengers and nine crew members on board. Two passengers and the crew members were Ukrainians. There were also 82 citizens of Iran, 63 citizens of Canada, 10 citizens of Sweden, four citizens of Afghanistan, three citizens of Germany and the United Kingdom each. There were no survivors.
On January 11, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani officially admitted that the Ukrainian airliner had been shot down by accident as a result of a "human error."