9 Jan 2020 09:37

Ukraine observes day of mourning for victims of Jan 8 plane crash in Iran

KYIV. Jan 9 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has declared January 9 a day of mourning for the victims of the January 8 crash of a Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) passenger plane in Tehran, the Office of the Ukrainian President has said.

"In connection with the tragedy that occurred as a result of the catastrophe of JSC Ukraine International Airlines' passenger plane in the Islamic Republic of Iran on January 8, 2020, leading to multiple human deaths, I order that January 9, 2020 be declared a day of mourning to commemorate the victims," it said.

Under the presidential decree, state flags will be flown at half-staff on top of buildings housing government agencies, local authorities, state-owned enterprises, institutions, and organizations.

Entertainment events and concerts will also be cancelled and relevant changes will be made to TV and radio listings.