France is ready to assist Ukraine with deciphering on-board recorders from the Ukrainian Boeing 737 if it is requested by Kyiv. This was stated by Ambassador of France to Ukraine Etienne de Poncins in an interview with Hromadske.
"Ukraine can count on France's assistance if there is a demand for the transportation of black boxes to France. We have one of the best laboratories in the world for the analysis of black boxes. We have the technical capacity and political will to do it," Poncins said.
According to the French ambassador, he has officially informed Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the readiness of Paris to help.
As we reported earlier, a leaked audio recording of an Iranian pilot talking to the control tower in Tehran shows that Iran knew immediately it had shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month, despite denying it for days, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky said, Reuters informed.
On the recording, played on a Ukrainian television station late on February 2, the pilot of another plane can be heard saying he saw “the light of a missile” in the sky before Ukrainian International Airways (UIA) flight 752 crashed in an explosion.
Tehran blamed the Ukrainian authorities for leaking what it described as confidential evidence and said it would no longer share material with Ukraine from the investigation into the crash.