The man whose actions led to the fact that the Iranian armed forces accidentally shot down a Ukrainian plane on January 8 is now in prison. This was announced on Saturday by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, ISNA reports.
"The man who accidentally shot down a Ukrainian plane in Iran is in prison today," Zarif said.
As we reported, On 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 (flight PS 752 flight). The crash left no survivors.
On January 19, the bodies of the deceased Ukrainian citizens were delivered to Ukraine. The farewell ceremony took place at Boryspil international Airport.
As of January 21, Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization stated that PS752 was downed by two short-range surface-to-air missiles.