Iran to Compensate Families of Ukraine Plane Crash Victims

Iran will allocate $150,000 to the families of each victim who died in the Ukraine plane crash in January, state media reported.

Iran will allocate $150,000 to the families of each victim who died in the Ukraine plane crash in January, state media reported. 

All 176 victims’ families will receive said amount, according to the country’s Vice-President for Legal Affairs, after Iranian cabinet members approved it in a session. 

“Iranian government will pay the money to the families of the plane crash victims without considering their race and nationalities in compliance with international norms,” Iran’s IRNA reported. 

In January, a Ukraine commercial flight was mistakenly shot down by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. The plane crashed shortly after take-off and all 176 passengers were killed. 

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Baharvand earlier said that Iran is ready to expedite talks with Ukraine and punish those responsible for the crash. 

The Ministry of Roads and Urban Development is tasked with paying the compensation to the victims’ families. 

 


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