Ukraine will have to file lawsuits to international courts against Iran, if the government of this country does not live up to its commitments in the case of PS752, the downed civilian aircraft of Ukraine's International Airlines. Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine said so in an interview with Canadian outlet The Globe and Mail.
The outlet wrote that Zelensky and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed to put pressure on Iran so that it passes flight recorders from the plane to Ukraine.
The Ukrainian leader claimed he was counting on result in this case, and it's "not just about the black boxes".
"They promised other things, too. They have to apologize officially. They've got to pay adequate compensations... They have to do what they promised. Otherwise, we will have no other option - and they now our stance - but to turn to international courts", the President said.
He added that Iran explained the delay with passage of black boxes, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic, but "this problem cannot wait forever".
Boeing 737, flight PS752 of Ukraine's International Airlines crashed near Tehran on the night from January 7 to 8. It belonged to UIA air company. 176 people were aboard, nine of them were crew members. Most of the deceased were citizens of Iran and Canada. 11 Ukrainians, two of them passengers, were among the dead as well.
On January 11, General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces claimed that the Ukrainian aircraft was downed by an anti-air missile, launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.