Information spread by the media about the intentions of Iran to pass the black box of the Ukrainian Boeing, downed in January 2020 for decryption in France, does not correspond to the reality, as Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin reported on Facebook.
“Recent reports of Iranian mass media about changes of Teheran’s plans on passing the black boxes for decryption due to supposed delay of the Ukrainian side do not meet the official position of Iran,” the message said.
The Foreign Ministry of Ukraine also stated that at the meeting of Yevhen Yenin with Iran’s Ambassador to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi, the last assured that Iran is ready for the dialogue with Ukraine in the legal, technical and political areas for settlement of the issues tied with the consequences of the plane crash. Moradi also stated that Ukraine is considered by Iran as the priority state in the context of the investigation and decryption of the black boxes from the downed plane.
During the talks, Yenin reported about the process of forming of the official delegation of Ukraine at the talks with Iran, noting that the negotiating team from Kyiv will be provided soon.
“The parties of the meeting agreed to strengthen collaboration at the diplomatic level to accelerate the solution of current issues,” the ministry reported.
January 8, 2020, Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines, flight PS752 with 176 passengers aboard crashed in Tehran, not far from Imam Khomeini airport.
11 citizens of Ukraine died in the crash of Boeing 737 of Ukraine's International Airlines (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.
On January 19, 2020, the bodies of the Ukrainians, who died in a plane crash in Iran, were delivered to Ukraine. The farewell ceremony took place at Boryspil Airport.