SINGAPORE: Five countries whose citizens were killed when an airliner was shot down by Iran last week will meet in London on Thursday to discuss possible legal action, Ukraine’s foreign minister said.
Speaking on the sidelines of an official visit to Singapore yesterday, Vadym Prystaiko said the five nations would also discuss compensation and the investigation into the incident.
All 176 people on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight were killed in the crash on Wednesday, minutes after the plane took off from Tehran airport.
In Kiev, Ukraine’s top security official said a senior Iranian investigator would visit the Ukrainian capital in the coming days to determine whether a Ukrainian laboratory is suitable to decode the plane’s black box flight recorders.
He said the five nations also included Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan and a fifth country which he did not name.