Readout: Call of International Coordination and Response Group for families of victims of PS752

News release

January 12, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight 752 held a call yesterday.

The participants were representatives of:

  • Canada
  • Ukraine
  • Sweden
  • Afghanistan
  • The United Kingdom

They agreed that, following Iran’s acknowledgement that Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by its own armed forces, the focus remains closure, accountability, transparency and justice — including compensation — for the families and loved ones of the victims.

All countries on the call noted their concern that the British Ambassador to Tehran was temporarily detained by Iranian officials following his attendance at a vigil for the victims of flight PS752. We call on Iran to uphold the Vienna Convention.

They will continue working with partners around the world to ensure a thorough investigation and also expect full cooperation from Iranian authorities, including with the issuance of visas, repatriation of the remains of victims and active involvement in all aspects of the investigation.


Adam Austen
Deputy Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
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