The flag-draped coffins of the 11 Ukrainians who died in a aircraft mistakenly shot down by Iran amid heightened tensions with Washington arrived in Kiev on Sunday.
President Volodymyr Zelensky, Primary Minister Oleksiy Goncharuk and other officers attended the solemn ceremony at Kiev’s Boryspil airport to see the downed plane’s 9 Ukrainian flight crew and two passengers staying eradicated from the aircraft, according to live video footage.
Ukraine Intercontinental Airways employees, some in tears, stood on the tarmac clutching bouquets.
The Kiev-sure UIA Boeing 737, crashed soon right after having off from Tehran on January 8, killing all 176 men and women on board, generally Iranian and Canadian citizens.
The Boeing crashed shortly immediately after Iran launched missiles at US forces in Iraq in response to the killing of leading Iranian standard Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad.
Tehran admitted it experienced mistakenly shot down the plane various times later.