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Canadian Foreign Minister leads international team to investigate downed Ukrainian plane in Iran

Source : 112 Ukraine

Black boxes from Boeing 737 will be sent for decryption to France
15:35, 11 January 2020
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Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne to lead an international group of investigators on the downing of Ukrainian plane by the Iranian military near Tehran. This is stated on the Government of Canada website.

It is reported that the International Group held a conference call. Participants in the conversation were also representatives of Ukraine, Sweden, Afghanistan and the UK.

"All participating countries agree on the need for a full and transparent investigation into the causes of the fatal crash so that families and loved ones can get the answers they deserve," the statement said.

In addition, it is noted that in the coming days and weeks the countries of the international group will continue to remain in close contact and work closely together. They will continue speaking to other international partners to ensure transparency and accountability following this tragic event.
 
Related: Iranian President regrets his military shot down Ukrainian Boeing: Perpetrators will be prosecuted

As we reported earlier, 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."

On Saturday morning, January 11, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran announced that the Ukrainian aircraft was hit by a missile launched by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani regrets that missiles launched by his army “by mistake” led to the crash of Ukrainian plane in Tehran. He also promises that the perpetrators will be identified and punished in court.

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