Iran begins paying compensation to families of those killed in UIA plane crash.

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Ukraine has announced the start of payment of compensation to families of those killed in the downing of the UIA plane near Tehran in 2020.

“The government has approved a resolution requiring USD 150,000 to be paid to each family of those killed - both foreign and Iranian citizens, in accordance with the rules of inheritance. By this time, some of the relatives of the victims had already arrived and received compensation,” the embassy wrote on its Facebook page.

In addition, Iran criticized the International Coordination and Response Group for Victims of Flight PS752 for allegedly trying to politicize the issue of compensation payments.

The third round of talks between Ukraine and Iran on the UIA plane shot down near Tehran in 2020 took place in Kyiv on June 2-3.

The Iranian side during the third round of negotiations declared its readiness to pay USD 150,000 in compensation to each family of those killed in the downing of the UIA plane.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that the discussion of compensation is possible only after establishing all the circumstances of Iran's downing of the plane and bringing the perpetrators to justice. The ministry added that the specific amount of compensation should be the result of an agreement between the governments of all states whose citizens died in the plane crash, and not a unilateral decision.

As reported, on January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines plane (Flight PS752) heading from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport. There were 176 people on board – nine crew members (all Ukrainians) and 167 passengers (citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK). All of them died.

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