Statement from International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752 marking one year since the tragic downing of Flight PS752

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January 8, 2021 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

One year ago, in the early morning of January 8, 2020, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was downed by two Iranian military surface-to-air missiles near Tehran.

Today we honour the memory of those who perished and offer our sincere condolences to all who mourn the victims of the PS752 tragedy. We share the grief of the families, relatives and friends who lost loved ones.

We urgently call on Iran to provide a complete and thorough explanation of the events and decisions that led to this appalling plane crash.

Our countries will hold Iran to account to deliver justice and make sure Iran makes full reparations to the families of the victims and affected countries.

 

Signed on January 8, 2021

Mohammed Haneef Atmar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

James Cleverly, Minister for Middle East and North Africa of the United Kingdom

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