“A working meeting headed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky focusing on the issues related to the Ukraine International Airlines plane crash that took place in Tehran on 8 January has started”, the press service said in a statement. “Volodymyr Zelensky will listen to a report by the operational headquarters on the current situation around the plane crash”.
The press service added that Zelensky has declared Thursday a national day of mourning over the crash. As part of the mourning, all national flags will be flown at half-staff and entertainment events cancelled.
The meeting is also being attended by Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, National Security and Defence Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov, Defence Minister Andriy Zahorodniuk, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, and several other officials.
The Boeing 737-800 plane crashed on Wednesday morning near Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 176 people on board. The aircraft was flying to the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Most of those killed were Iranian and Canadian nationals.