The NSDC secretary also expressed disappointment that Iran does not want to cooperate in the investigation and payment of compensation.
January 8, 2020 in Iran crashed UIA plane, flying on the route Tehran-Kiev / REUTERS
Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, called the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 two years ago near Tehran a terrorist act.
“What happened on January 8, 2020 was a terrorist act against a civilian aircraft,” the NSDC secretary said.Voice of America“.
He also expressed disappointment at what he said was Iran’s refusal to cooperate in the investigation and compensation for the downing of the flight.
Plane crash of Boeing 737 near Tehran
As UNIAN reported earlier, on January 8, 2020, an UIA plane crashed in Iran, performing a flight on the Tehran-Kiev route. 176 people died. On board the Boeing 737 were 11 citizens of Ukraine, including 9 crew members, as well as citizens of Iran, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany and Great Britain.
Three days later, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani admitted that the Ukrainian airliner was shot down “as a result of an unintentional human error” and promised to bring those responsible to justice.
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On March 17 this year, Iran presented the final report on the investigation into the crash of the UIA plane. The document says that the plane was destroyed due to an error of the air defense system operator, who identified it as an enemy target.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry called the content of the document “a cynical attempt to hide the true reasons for the downing of the plane.”
In June 2021, the Canadian government released the findings of the investigation into the downing of the PS752 aircraft. According to them, there is no evidence that it was planned, at the same time, the Iranian authorities are responsible for the disaster.
On January 6, 2022, the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Canada, Sweden and Great Britain said in a joint statement that Iran categorically refused to collectively bargain on the payment of reparations for the downing of UIA. The statement says that since Iran bears international legal responsibility to the affected states, this issue should be discussed collectively in order to ensure a fair and equal treatment of all victims of the tragedy.
Iran, in turn, announced its readiness for bilateral negotiations on the downed aircraft.
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