I received with great sadness news about more than 160 fatalities of the plane crash of a Ukrainian airline flying from Tehran to Kiev. I unite in pain and suffering with the families of all victims. May God give them eternal rest – wrote president Andrzej Duda in a condolence message.
President’s condolences have been published on the website of the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland. Boeing 737 belonging to Ukrainian International Arlines crashed on Wednesday morning after take-off from Tehran-Imam Khomeini International Airport in Iran. The Ukrainian embassy in Iran has informed that the causes of the disaster are being explained. Initially, engine failure was indicated as the cause of the tragedy. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Wadym Prystajko said that 176 people were killed in it.