Ukraine will continue co-ordinating with the partners in the case of the Boeing 737 crash (flight PS752) in Tehran, Iran. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told this in an exclusive interview with Radio Svoboda.
The head of the Foreign Ministry commented on the message that Ukraine could discuss a signing of the memorandum of understanding with Iran, which provided payment of compensation and granting access to the on-board recorders in exchange for the refusal of relatives of the victims to bring an action to court.
"Our position has not changed. We are working on the result in close collaboration with colleagues from the International Disaster Relief Coordination Group. These are the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan and the United Kingdom - all of those countries whose citizens died on January 8. Only yesterday we all five spoke at a conference call again, coordinating our next steps. The goal remains unchanged: establishing justice, paying compensation to families, conducting full, independent and transparent investigation and bringing those to justice for shooting aircraft down in accordance with the international law ... No one even thought of not saving these people, somehow betraying them or acting uncoordinately with other partners,” Kuleba said.
He also added that the COVID-19 pandemic was making it more complicated.
As we reported earlier, Iran postponed the process of downloading and decryption of the data from black boxes of downed PS752 flight of Ukrainian International Airlines.