Iran ready to negotiate with Ukraine on "black boxes" from downed UIA plane

Source : 112 Ukraine

Tehran said it could negotiate with Ukrainian officials at any time
18:02, 10 June 2020


Iran is ready to negotiate with Ukraine to resolve issues related to the black boxes of the downed airplane PS 752. The Iranian side claimed that during a meeting between the Ambassador of Ukraine to Iran Serhiy Burdilyak with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran for International and Legal Affairs Mohsen Bakharvand, Tasnim News Agency reports.

"At the meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran emphasized that he was ready to negotiate with Ukrainian officials at any time and at any place determined by the Ukrainians, as soon as possible, in order to immediately resolve issues regarding the aircraft's black boxes," message stated.

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Baharvand also said that the Iranian side was ready to pay compensation to the families of the victims. In response, the Ukrainian ambassador said that he would pass this on to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

January 8, 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, 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.

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