At a news conference in Ottawa, Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne provides an update on Canada’s response to the crash of a Ukraine International Airlines passenger aircraft in Tehran, Iran.
The minister announces that Canada has formed the International Coordination and Response Group for families of victims of Flight PS752. The group brings together representatives of Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan, and the United Kingdom with the aim of ensuring a full and transparent investigation into the causes of the crash. He also clarifies that the number of Canadian victims is 57, based on the most recent information. Initial reports said that 67 Canadian passengers were killed. (January 10, 2020)