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Ukraine Receives Important Data On UIA Plane Crash In Iran From U.S. Embassy – Foreign Ministry

Ukraine Receives Important Data On UIA Plane Crash In Iran From U.S. Embassy – Foreign Ministry

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Ukraine received important information from the U.S. Embassy about the crash of the Ukraine International Airlines plane in Iran on January 8 and will hand it over to specialists for processing.

Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko wrote this on Twitter, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

“Together with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy we met with representatives of the United States, in particular with the head of the Embassy in Ukraine, Kristina Kvien. We received important data that will be processed by our specialists,” he wrote.

According to him, at 03:00 p.m. Zelenskyy is expected to have a telephone conversation with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, on January 8, shortly after departure from Tehran airport, a scheduled Boeing of the Ukrainian airline UIA crashed.

The accident killed all 167 passengers and 9 crew members.

The crew and 2 passengers were citizens of Ukraine.

Among the killed passengers there were also 82 citizens of Iran, 63 - of Canada, 10 - of Sweden, 4 - of Afghanistan, 3 each - of Germany and the United Kingdom.

The commission to investigate the causes of the crash of the aircraft is working out 4 main versions of the crash: the defeat of an aircraft by an anti-aircraft missile system, a collision with an unmanned aerial vehicle, the destruction and explosion of an engine for technical reasons and an explosion inside an aircraft as a result of a terrorist attack.

On January 9, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, citing intelligence, said the plane was shot down by an Iranian ground-to-air missile, which could have been done unintentionally, by mistake.

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