December 30, 2020
Iran’s cabinet on Wednesday allocated $150,000 for the families of each of the 176 victims of a Ukrainian plane downed in Iranian airspace in January, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they accidentally shot down the Ukraine International Airlines plane shortly after takeoff, mistaking it for a missile when tensions with the United States were high.
Last month, Ukraine accused Iran of dragging its feet on investigating the downing of the airliner.
Many of the 176 people killed in the crash were Canadian citizens or permanent residents.