Vara seeks assurance from Foreign Secretary that help is being given to families of the victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight PS752

13th January 2020

Following the Foreign Secretary’s House of Commons statement on Iran, Shailesh Vara seeks assurance that full assistance is being given to the families of the victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight.

Will my right hon. Friend assure the House as to the assistance that is being given to the families of the victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight and give an assurance that the Government are doing all they possibly can to help and assist them?

My hon. Friend is absolutely right. Our hearts go out to anyone who has come into this new year and has to face up to the loss of life of a close friend or member of their family. We are doing everything that we can, working with our international partners, to be able to repatriate the victims so that the families can have that solace of paying their last respects. We are also making sure that we work more generally to get an independent investigation with credibility, transparency and an international component so that those families get the answers to the questions that they must be going over in their heads over and over again.

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