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Iran Apologizes to Ukraine for Accidentally Shooting Down Airliner


By Kyodo News 13 January 2020

MOSCOW—Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Saturday that his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani apologized for an incident in which his country’s military accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner, promising to bring those responsible to justice.

Zelenskyy said in a publicly released video message after the phone call with Rouhani that the leaders agreed to jointly analyze flight recorders and discuss compensation for the families of the 176 people killed in the incident.

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