Jan 10, 2020, 4:51 PM
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Ukraine, Canada underline cooperation over Iran plane crash

Moscow, Jan 10, IRNA – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone conversation stressed maintaining cooperation over recent deadly Ukrainian plane crash in southern Tehran, Iran.

According to the Official website of the President of Ukraine, “Zelensky expressed condolences over the loss of Canadian citizens in the crash of a Ukrainian plane in the Iranian city of Tehran.”

"This is a terrible tragedy and our shared pain," he added.

“Ukraine was interested in a transparent and objective investigation of the tragedy and finding the truth,” he told the Canadian prime minister.

Meanwhile, Trudeau expressed condolences to Volodymyr Zelenskyy over the loss of Ukrainian citizens in the air crash.

He reiterated that Ukraine could count on any assistance from Canada in holding the investigation.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Iran has started to probe into the cause of the Ukrainian plane crash according to the international standards and International Civil Aviation Organization’s regulations.

He said that Ukraine as owner of the plane and the Boeing Company as its manufacturer have been invited to participate in investigations.

The plane belonging to Ukrainian airlines crashed near Tehran minutes after the take-off from Imam Khomeini Airport after its engine caught fire. All the 167 passengers and nine crew members were killed in the crash.

Head of Iran Emergency Pir Hossein Koulivand said some 147 Iranians and 32 foreign passengers were killed.

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