UIA plane crash: Ukraine and Iran agree on further investigation

UIA plane crash: Ukraine and Iran agree on further investigation

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Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yehor Bozhok met with Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi to agree on further cooperation in order to establish the causes of a UIA aircraft crash and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reported this on Monday, March 23, following a meeting of Ukrainian and Iranian diplomats.

“During the meeting, the parties discussed issues related to the investigation into the downing of Ukrainian passenger jet PS752. In particular, they confirmed the need for urgent decoding of black boxes and agreed on a further interaction algorithm to establish the causes of the tragedy and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the report says.

The interlocutors also discussed certain issues of cooperation in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, they agreed to work together to return to their homeland Ukrainian and Iranian citizens who are now on the territory of both states.

The Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane (Flight PS752) heading from Tehran to Kyiv crashed shortly after taking off from the Imam Khomeini International Airport at about 06:00 Tehran time (04:30 Kyiv time) on January 8. There were 176 people on board – nine crew members (all Ukrainians) and 167 passengers (citizens of Ukraine, Iran, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany, and the UK). They all died

On January 11, Iran admitted that its military had accidentally shot down the Ukrainian passenger jet. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accepted full responsibility for the downing of the Ukrainian airliner.

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