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Ukrainian Boeing shot down: Iran says it has started compensating families

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The Ministry of Transportation made payments to a number of families [de victimes] In accordance with the regulations, the ministry said in a statement issued on the occasion of the second anniversary of the tragedy.

According to the deputy head of Iranian Civil Aviation, Arash Khodaï, quoted Friday by the official Irna agency,000$ has been paid “,” text “:” the sum of $ 150,000 has been paid “}} ‘>the sum of $ 150,000 has been paid to some families and the process was started for other families.

This compensation does not prevent them from pursuing the case to justice, he clarified.

On January 8, 2020, Iranian armed forces shot down the Boeing operating Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 between Tehran and Kiev, killing 176 people, mostly Iranians and Canadians, many of them binationals.

They did not recognize until three days later having shot down the aircraft. by mistake.

In 2020, Iran said it wanted to pay000$ US “,” text “:” 150,000 $ US “}} ‘>US $ 150,000 to each of the families of the accident victims. This announcement had been strongly criticized, in particular by Kiev and by the head of the Canadian diplomacy of the time, François-Philippe Champagne.

On Monday in Canada, the Ontario superior court announced that it had awarded six plaintiffs C $ 107 million in compensation, plus interest.

No details were given on how Iran would pay the money, but lawyers for the families threatened the next day to seize Iranian assets in Canada or abroad.

The Iranian judicial authority announced last November that the trial of ten soldiers of different grades in the case of the crash had opened in Tehran.

On the night of the tragedy, Iran’s air defenses were on high alert. The Islamic Republic had just attacked a base used by the US military in Iraq in response to the elimination five days earlier, in an American strike in Baghdad, by General Qassem Soleimani, architect of Iran’s regional strategy, and Tehran expected a response from Washington.

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