Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised “justice” after the crash of a Ukrainian plane in Iran, which had 57 Canadian citizens.
“We will not rest until we have an answer,” Trudeau said Jan. 13 in Edmonton.
Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne expects the crash investigation team to be operational on January 14th. Three of its members, who have already received Iranian visas, left for Tehran on January 11. The other eight experts were issued visas on January 12 and are due to arrive in Iran on January 13. Another team member is currently awaiting a visa.
The Boeing 737-800NG aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 from Tehran to Kiev crashed shortly after departing from the Iranian capital airport on the morning of January 8. All 176 people on the plane were killed – 167 passengers and 9 crew members. Among the dead are citizens of seven countries, including 11 Ukrainians (all 9 crew members and 2 passengers).
In the morning of January 11 in Iran, after several days of objections, it was formally admitted that the plane had been misplaced by Iranian air defense forces.