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Ukraine, France leaders agree French specialists to decode Iran crash black boxes

FILE PHOTO: French president Emmanuel Macron attends the Citizens’ Convention for Climate at the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council in Paris, France, January 10, 2020. Yoan Valat/Pool via southafricnews

KIEV (southafricnews) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Saturday that French specialists would help decode the black boxes of the Ukrainian plane that crashed in Iran, Zelenskiy’s office said.

Macron told Zelenskiy in a telephone call that France had started a formal procedure to launch an international investigation into the crash, Zelenskiy’s office said in a statement, adding that Macron had agreed to visit Kiev.

Reporting by Natalia Zinets; writing by Matthias Williams; editing by Alexander Smith

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