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European Council President Charles Michel called for a rigorous and transparent investigation into Wednesday’s crash of a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet in Iran. 

“I support call of [Ukrainian] President [Volodymyr] Zelensky and [Canadian and British] Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson for open & thorough investigation into Ukrainian Plane Crash,” Michel said late Thursday on Twitter.

“When families lose loved ones, they deserve to know what happened.

“Our thoughts are with the families & friends of the victims,” he added.

The Boeing 737-800 crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport just hours after Iran’s Islamic

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