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Ukraine's Parliament recognized Iran fully responsible for PS752 disaster

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada demands that Iran conduct a transparent investigation, urging foreign governments to develop rules that would help prevent such tragedies in the future
18:05, 14 January 2020

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Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada placed the entire responsibility for PS752 tragedy on Iran. 368 Ukrainian MPs voted for the respective decision, with 226 necessary to pass. The plenary day took place on January 14.

The Parliament demands that Iran conduct a transparent investigation, urging foreign governments to develop regulations that would help prevent such tragedies in the future.

The MPs' position is supposed to reinforce the negotiation stance of President Zelensky and Ukraine's Foreign Ministry regarding the demands of full recognition of judicial responsibility by Iran. Tehran also should provide compensation to the families of victims.

Previously, the parliamentary committee recommended that the MPs vote for placing the responsibility for the plane crash on the Iranian government.

As is known, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 people aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. No one, including 11 Ukrainians survived the tragedy.

Related: Black boxes from downed Boeing 737 to be decrypted in Ukraine, - French Bureau of Investigation

The aircraft was on its way from Tehran to Kyiv. The crash took place soon after the takeoff. Iranian media reported that, quoting the airport administration. The officials said that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction" of the plane's engine. The Ukrainian air company that owned the aircraft denied that there was such a malfunction; a pilot's mistake was ruled out, too.

Initially, Iran denied that any claims of the plane being shot down by a missile made no sense. Later, the government and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps recognized that the aircraft was downed by a missile, as the country's anti-aircraft defense systems were on high alert. Tehran expressed its deepest condolences to all those who lost their loved ones in the disaster.

Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelensky insisted that Kyiv expects prosecution of those responsible for the tragedy and compensation from Iran.

Related: Iran to set up special court to investigate Boeing 737 crash

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