Iran has not yet responded to Ukraine’s note on the settlement of all issues in the case of the Ukrainian UIA plane, which was shot down near Tehran, said Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin.
“The first note with our demands and a proposal to resolve all issues was sent to Iran on January 11. This was also voiced by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky. As of today, which is 5 months, we have not received any official response. The note also referred to Ukraine’s readiness to hold talks with Iran. There is no answer. There are only statements in the press about readiness,” Radio Svoboda writes.
The Deputy Foreign Minister noted that the Ukrainian side’s requirements for Iran are simple: the technical and criminal investigation must comply with the basic principles of impartiality, independence, and transparency.
“That is why our investigative bodies and prosecutor’s offices are constantly sending requests for legal assistance to their Iranian colleagues. When to complete the investigation will depend on the prosecutor’s office, which is independent in accordance with the Constitution,” Yenin said.
As previously reported, a passenger plane Boeing 737-800, UIA, which was to perform flight PS752 on the route Tehran-Kyiv, was shot down near the international airport Imam Khomeini in Tehran immediately after takeoff early on the morning of January 8. There were 167 passengers and nine crew members on board. They all died. Among the dead – 11 citizens of Ukraine (including nine crew members), 82 citizens of Iran, 63 – Canada, 10 – Sweden, four – Afghanistan, three – Germany, and Great Britain. On January 11, Iranian authorities acknowledged that Boeing had been mistakenly shot down by the Iranian military.
Later, the Commander of the Aerospace Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Amir Ali Hadjizadeh, stated that he took full responsibility for the crash of the Ukrainian plane.