Iran on Wednesday allotted $150,000 for the households of every of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian aircraft shot down final yr in Iranian airspace, Iranian media reported.
“The cupboard authorized the availability of $150,000 or the equal in euros as quickly as potential to the households and survivors of every of the victims of the Ukrainian aircraft crash”, an Iranian authorities assertion mentioned.
All 176 folks aboard the aircraft had been killed on 8 January. Tehran has later admitted that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unintentionally shot down the airliner, mistaking it for a missile. The incident got here at a time of rigidity with the US.
Ukraine known as for these accountable to be delivered to justice: “The Ukrainian aspect expects from Iran a draft technical report on the circumstances of the plane capturing down”, ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko mentioned, and added: “This example is particularly unacceptable, since we’re speaking concerning the destiny of harmless folks”.
Beneath United Nations guidelines, Iran retains general management of the investigation whereas the US and Ukraine are accredited because the international locations the place the jet was respectively constructed and operated. Canada has additionally performed a task as the house of lots of the victims on the downed aircraft.