Iran offers Ukraine to sign memorandum of understanding amid UIA plane crash

Source : 112 Ukraine

The proposed memorandum acknowledges the fact of "human error"
17:29, 15 April 2020


The Government of Iran has sent a draft memorandum of understanding to the Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry: it obliges Ukraine and the families of the victims to drop the right to sue in the case of the UIA plane crash in Tehran, thereby acknowledging the fact of "human error". It was reported by Radio Farda.

"It has become known that Iran is pushing Ukraine to sign a memorandum of understanding that obliges Ukraine and the families of victims of flight PS752, shot down over Tehran, to waive their right to bring an action to court," the statement said.

Related: Iran confirms readiness to cooperate with Kyiv in PS752 crash investigation

The document also stipulates that Ukraine and the families of the victims should not prosecute Iran in criminal or judicial proceedings in exchange for payment of compensation on Iran’s part and data that will be extracted from the plane's black boxes

In addition, the draft memorandum stipulates that Iran may allow international experts to participate in the analysis of black box data, but only if it acknowledges that it cannot do it itself.

As we reported earlier, on January 8, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. 

Related: Iran postpones decryption of PS752 black boxes due to Covid-19 pandemic

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