14 July 2024,   06:16
Iran offers 80 000 USD to families of each Ukrainian killed in plane crash - Zelensky

Iran has offered to pay a sum of 80 000 USD to each family of Ukrainian nationals who died in the Ukraine International Airlines passenger jet crash near Teheran but Kiev thinks this sum is not enough, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said.
“As for the Ukrainian side, they offered a sum of 80,000 USD to the families of each crash victim but we did not accept it. I think it is not enough. A human life cannot be measured in monetary denomination but we will press for bigger compensation.
Kiev demanded the plane’s flight recorders be given to the Ukrainian side for decoding. The Iranian side suggested Ukrainian specialists be commissioned to Iran for these purposes. However, the Iranian side might refuse to hand over the flight recorders after decoding them. No, we want to have them [the flight recorders] back in Ukraine, Our specialists should have a possibility to take the flight recorders to Ukraine in case they were not completely decoded in Iran. The Iranian authorities said such an option was possible”, - said Zelensky.
On January 8, a Boeing-737 of the Ukrainian International Airlines bound for Kiev crashed minutes after takeoff at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport.