Statement by Foreign Affairs Minister on Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752

Statement

January 8, 2020 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn that, according to preliminary reports, at least 63 Canadians were among the 176 people who were killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed after takeoff yesterday near Tehran, Iran. As more information becomes available, including regarding dual citizens, this number could change. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to those who lost loved ones in this tragic event, including citizens of a number of other countries.

“The situation remains extremely fluid. I have been in touch with my Ukrainian counterpart, and will continue to speak to all relevant authorities. The Government of Canada is committed to working closely with international partners regarding any possible investigation.

“We will continue to keep Canadians informed as the situation evolves.

“Friends and relatives in Canada seeking information about Canadian citizens believed to be on board Flight PS752 should contact Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre. You can do so by calling 613-996-8885 or 1-800-387-3124 (toll-free) or by sending an email to sos@international.gc.ca.

“The Embassy of Canada to Turkey in Ankara has consular responsibility for Iran as there are no resident Government of Canada offices in Iran. Canadian citizens in Iran requiring consular assistance should contact the Canadian embassy in Ankara at +90 312 409 2700 or Global Affairs Canada’s Emergency Watch and Response Centre at +1 613 996 8885. Canadians requiring consular assistance in Ukraine should contact the Embassy of Canada in Kyiv by calling 380 (44) 590-3100 or by sending an email to KYIV-Consular@international.gc.ca.”

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Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Adam.Austen@international.gc.ca

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