Iran promises to send black boxes of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 to France by July 20, said Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevhen Yenin.
According to him, if a technical investigation reveals external interference, then Ukraine will go to the second stage of the negotiation process and demand specific compensation from the families of the victims.
Ukrainian International Airlines (UIA) plane (flight PS752) to Tehran in Kiev crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini International Airport at around 6:00 a.m. Tehran time (4:30 a.m. of Kiev), January 8. There were 176 people on board – nine crew members (all Ukrainian) and 167 passengers (Ukrainian, Iranian, Canadian, Swedish, Afghan, German and British citizens). They are all dead.
On January 11, Iran admitted that its soldiers accidentally shot down the Ukrainian passenger plane. The Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has accepted full responsibility for the destruction of the Ukrainian airliner. It later emerged that the UIA plane had been shot down by two Tor-M1 air defense system missiles, which Iran had received from Russia.
At the ICAO Council meeting on June 26, Iranian officials agreed to send flight recorders to France for download and analysis by July 20.