The Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of South African with great sadness of the Ukrainian fatal aircraft Flight PS 752, which crashed shortly after take-off near the Imam Khomeini International Airport in Tehran on Wednesday, 8 January 2020, and claimed the lives of 176 passengers of various nationalities of Ukraine, Afghanistan, Canada, Germany, Iran, Sweden, United Kingdom and crew members, opened a book of condolences at the Embassy of Ukraine in Pretoria from 13 – 15 January 2020
Their Excellencies Ambassadors, High Commissioners, the Diplomatic Corps, International Community, Civil Society, and various Communities visited the Embassy of Ukraine in Pretoria to sign a book of condolences in honour of the victims of the catastrophic of Ukrainian airplane in Iran which was en-route to Kyiv, capital of Ukraine.
Ms. Ndileka Mandela, the first granddaughter of former late President Nelson Mandela in the spirit of Ubuntu, Solidarity and following the Legacy of her Grandfather and inspired by the values and principles of her Grandfather also took time to visit the Embassy of Ukraine, to sign a book of condolences in honour of the victims who lost their lives in the tragic Ukrainian airplane in Iran.
President Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, also extended a message of condolences to President Zelensky, the Government and People of Ukraine.
Speaking to the Chargè ď Affairs of the Embassy of Ukraine in Pretoria, Ms. Liubov Abravitova expressed the sadness of the Government and the People of Ukraine and “said all over the world people have been visiting Ukraine Embassies to sign a book of condolences.
“Until today people are still going to the airport with Flowers in honour of the victims who lost their lives. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members of the victims said Ms. Liubov Abravitova”
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