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Iran delegation visits Ukraine to discuss compensation after plane downed

A man seen in front of a memorial for the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash in the Iranian capital Tehran, at the Boryspil airport outside Kiev on January 8, 2020 [SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images]
A man seen in front of a memorial for the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 attack in the Iranian capital Tehran, at the Boryspil airport outside Kiev on 8 January 2020 [SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP via Getty Images]

An Iranian delegation will arrive in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, today to discuss compensation for the families of the Boeing 737 passengers which were killed by an Iranian missile earlier this year.

The Iranian delegation is scheduled to hold talks today and tomorrow concerning the monetary value of the compensation.

Last January, the Iranian military shot down an Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) passenger jet after mistaking it for a missile amid heightened tensions with the United States.

The missile attack killed all 176 people on board, including 82 Iranians, 57 Canadians, 11 Ukraine, ten Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans and three British nationals in addition to the airplane’s six crew members.

READ: Iran has sent black boxes of downed plane to France

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