July 20, 2020 / 4:48 AM / 18 days ago

Canada foreign minister confirms black boxes of downed Ukrainian airliner arrive in Paris - tweet

Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Francois-Philippe Champagne speaks in the House of Commons as legislators convene to give the government power to inject billions of dollars in emergency cash to help individuals and businesses through the economic crunch caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable/Files

(Reuters) - Canadian foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne confirmed on Sunday in a tweet bit.ly/30uHtB1 that black boxes of a downed Ukrainian airliner that killed all 176 people on board in January have arrived in Paris.

The black boxes of the airliner are expected to be brought to France’s air accident agency BEA on Monday, he added.

On Saturday, Iran said that it has sent the black boxes from a Ukrainian airliner that it had accidentally downed in January to France for analysis.

Reporting by Sabahatjahan Contractor in Bengaluru; editing by Diane Craft

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