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Iranian court begins to look into downing of Ukraine's PS752 aircraft

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ten suspects who serve in the military and families of the victims were present
15:53, 22 November 2021

UIA plane crash in Iran, January 2020
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On November 21, Iranian military court started the hearings in the case of downing of Ukrainian passenger aircraft, flight PS752 in January 2020. 

According to AP, ten suspects who serve in the military and families of the victims were present at the court session. The court heard the testimonies of lawyers of victims' families. The next session will be announced after prosecutor conducts additional investigations.

Ukraine's Foreign Ministry added that as of November 22, Iran still has not provided the Ukrainian side with the necessary documents and information. Due to this fact, the Ministry believes that the ambassador's presence during the formal court session will be inappropriate. 

"We urge Iran to live up to its commitments in the international law and to provide Ukrainian competent bodies with the requested information. Our goal remains unchanged; it is to find out the truth and bring the guilty ones to responsibility", the Ministry's commentary says.

Related: PS752 crash in Teheran: Canadian examination finds no intention of Iran to down plane

As it was reported earlier, on January 8, the Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight) with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.

11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash, which left no survivors.

On the morning of Saturday, January 11, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces announced that a missile launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards military center hit the Ukrainian Boeing 737 plane.

The results of the decryption of information from the aircraft's flight recorders carried out in France confirmed that the disaster was the result of a missile attack.

On February 20, the Iranian Military Prosecutor's Office announced the completion of the investigation into the downing of Ukraine International Airlines plane.

In May, the Supreme Court of Ontario (Canada) recognized the crash of flight PS 752 of Ukraine International Airlines in Iran as a terrorist act.

However, as it was reported in June, Canadian official forensic examination of the UIA plane downed in Teheran did not find evidence that the aircraft was bagged on purpose.

Related: PS752 crash: Ukraine's MFA confirms Canada's conclusion on Iran's responsibility for deaths

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