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Lviv Airshow Tragedy - Canada's Ukrainian Community Mourns

On July 27, 2002 a tragedy occurred in Lviv (Ukraine) during an airshow when an SU-27 fighter jet clipped the ground and sheared through a crowd of spectators before exploding in a ball of fire, killing 83 people and injuring 138. An Order of the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma has established a special commission under the Head of the Defense and Security Council Yevhen Marchuk to undertake an objective investigation of the grounds of this tragedy.

Book of Condolences

The Embassy would like to invite members of the public to add their names to a Book of Condolences to express their sorrow for those injured or killed. The book will be available for signing at the Embassy from 12.00 noon on July 29, 2002 to 4.00 p.m. on July 30, 2002 at 310 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0J9.

Financial Support

A special account has been opened to help the needs of those who suffered in this tragedy.

The account in Euros is as follow:

Intermediary Bank:
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main,
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main
Bank of Beneficiary:
Corr. Acc. 400886708701
JS Postal Pensionary Bank Aval,
Lviv, Ukraine
ACC. 29098635

The account in US-Dollars is as follows:

Intermediary Bank: Bankers Trust Company, New York
Bankers Trust Company, New York, USA
Bank of Beneficiary: CORR.ACC. 04-400-503
JS Postal Pensionary Bank Aval,
Lviv, Ukraine
ACC. 29098635

The Embassy would like to express its gratitude to the Canadians and all nations for their support and help.

2002 07 29