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General Prosecutor’s Office changed qualification of Ukrainian plane crash in Iran

Source : 112 Ukraine

Investigation will continue under articles of Criminal Code, providing for liability for intentional killing of two or more people and destruction of aircraft
20:22, 11 January 2020

 

Reuters

General Prosecutor’s Office changed the qualification of the crime, which investigated the deaths as a result of the crash of a Ukrainian plane in Iran. The press service of the General Prosecutor’s Office reports.

"Based on the results of processing data obtained as a result of cooperation with international partners, as well as from Ukrainian law enforcement officers and experts from the scene of the tragedy, and given Iran’s recognition of the downing of the UIA plane by the military of this country, General Prosecutor’s Office decided to change the qualification of a criminal offense on which production is open," - the report said.

Related: France has begun procedure for international investigation of UIA accident, - President’s Office

It is noted that the investigation will continue under the articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, providing for liability for the intentional killing of two or more people and the destruction of the aircraft.

As we reported,  Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS 752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport. Iranian Tasnim News Agency informed about that, pointing out that the reason for the crash was a "technical malfunction."

As of 7 a.m. January 8, the fate of passengers remained unknown. Local authorities feared that no one survived, because the plane was visibly on fire as it was falling, CGTN reported.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Iran’s statement about a missile strike at Ukrainian Boeing 737, demanding to bring those responsible to justice, return the bodies of the dead and pay compensation for the catastrophe.

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