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Boeing 737 crash: Dispute with Iran will end in UN International Court of Justice, - MFA

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Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister Yevhen Yenin believes that sooner or later Ukraine will have to turn to the UN Court; otherwise other countries will do it
16:48, 7 July 2020

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Negotiations with Iran over the downed Boeing 737 will sooner or later lead to Ukraine filing a lawsuit to the UN International Court of Justice. The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Yenin supposed so, as European Truth reports.

Sooner or later we will have to turn to the UN Court over of the downed plane,” Yenin said.

He noted that a formal decision has not yet been made, no specific date has been set yet, but the Foreign Ministry sees that negotiations with Iran will end with a lawsuit to international jurisdictions.

According to Yenin, Ukraine is ready to resolve the dispute out of court, but for a peaceful solution, it is necessary to gather maximum evidence. The lawsuit will be negotiated with partner countries interested in the investigation.

It is possible to file a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice under the mechanisms provided by the Chicago Convention.

Related: Iran ready to pay compensation for PS752 crash, sent black boxes to France

There is also the Montreal Convention, under which Tehran's responsibility for a poor investigation can be recognized. However, Ukraine will not be able to use this norm, as it has not recognized the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice under this convention since Soviet times. But theoretically, other countries whose citizens died in the downed plane may use this opportunity.

Earlier, the International Coordination and Response Group to support families of victims of PS752 has been formed by Canada, Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan, and the United Kingdom. And it has chosen Ukraine to negotiate with Iran on responsibility for the plane crash.

This group includes Ukraine, Canada, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, and Sweden.

Related: Iran reports on when analysis of "black boxes" of PS752 begins in France

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