• RT-Banner-2020C.gif

    China Daily

    Asia Pacific> Asia News> Content
    Monday, February 03, 2020, 11:45
    Ukraine wants larger compensation for its citizens killed in Iran crash
    By Reuters
    Monday, February 03, 2020, 11:45 By Reuters

    Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Kyiv, Ukraine, Jan 31, 2020. (KEVIN LAMARQUE / POOL VIA AP)

    KIEV — Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday that Kiev was not satisfied with a size of compensation Iran had offered to families of Ukrainians killed in the downing of a plane near Tehran last month and would seek larger payments.

    “As for the Iranian side, they immediately offered US$80,000 for each family… It is too small. We will press for a larger amount,” Zelenskiy told Ukrainian “1+1” TV.

    ALSO READ: Iran makes arrests over plane disaster as protests rage on

    The airliner was struck by a missile on Jan. 8 shortly after it left Tehran en route to Kiev. Iran admitted its forces had shot down the Ukraine International Airlines plane in error, after initially denying it had a role in the incident. All 176 people aboard, including 11 Ukrainians, were killed.

    READ MORE: Grief and mourning after Ukrainian plane crash in Iran

    Zelenskiy also said that Ukraine still was waiting for Iran to hand over the black boxes of the plane.

    Share this story


    Subscribe to our newsletters to get the latest on COVID–19 and stories of your interest directly in your inbox.

    will be closed after 5s
    Please click in the upper right corner to open it in your browser !