The Iranian side manipulates the facts by claiming that it had provided explanations about the reasons for the disaster of Ukraine's International Airlines passenger plane over Tehran in January 2020. The Iranian government does not even try to analyze these reasons; instead, it just pushes the version, which is beneficial for Tehran. Ukraine is not going to take Iran's report for granted unless it is confirmed by due evidence, reads the statement.
"It means that the right conclusions will not be made, and the security of civil aviation will not improve. It also means that any civilian vessel in Iran's airspace can be downed any moment, and thus it can repeat the fate of UIA plane", reads the message.
The Foreign Ministry also claimed that the Iranian side resorted to irresponsible accusations of the Ukrainian side - instead of taking into account fair statemens based on the international experience of investigating the air catastrophes.
"The Iranian side manupulates facts when saying that during the two rounds of negotiations, they explained the reasons for the disaster. The reasons should be confirmed by the technical investigation that Iran should have performed according to the international law, and in the final report that was not released until March this year, more than 14 months from the day of the disaster", the Ministry said.
In February, Iranian prosecutors claimed that the investigation in the PS752 case was over. The final report followed on March 17. The prosecution blamed the AA defense operator, whose mistake led to downing of the civilian aircraft, which resulted in death of everyone aboard.
The disaster occurred on January 8, 2020. Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines was downed over Tehran. 176 people were aboard (55 Canadian citizens, Iranian students, as well as British, Afghan, Swedish and Ukrainian citizens); no one survived the tragedy. French experts confirmed that the aircraft was shot down by a missile fired from an anti-aircraft missile launcher.