TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The flag-draped coffins of the 11 Ukrainians who died in a plane crash on the outskirts of Tehran arrived in Kiev on Sunday.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, Prime Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk and other officials attended the solemn ceremony at Kiev’s Boryspil airport to see the downed plane’s nine Ukrainian flight crew and two passengers being removed from the aircraft, according to live video footage, AP reported.
Ukraine International Airlines staff, some in tears, stood on the tarmac clutching flowers.
The Kiev-bound UIA Boeing 737, crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 people on board, mostly Iranian and Canadian citizens.
Iran said the plane was hit by an anti-aircraft missile due to human error.