Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov informed on the complexity of negotiations with Iran on the return of PS 752 black boxes. This was reported by the press service of the department.
"Now there are ongoing consultations of Ukrainian and Iranian experts on this issue. The negotiations are complex and intense. The information hype, manipulations around this topic, the spreading of unverified information significantly complicate the negotiation process and can negatively affect its effectiveness," Danilov said.
He also appealed to domestic and foreign media with a request to take a balanced and responsible position on the issue of returning “black boxes” of a downed plane to Ukraine.
Earlier it was reported that Iran has not yet made any decision to transfer the black boxes of PS 752 to another country.
Iranian side said it was ready to hand bodies of deceased Ukrainian citizens over to Ukraine. Ukraine's Interior Ministry informed about that on January 16.
"Today, experts of the Ministry that stay in Tehran received the DNA profiles of the remains of all eleven deceased citizens of Ukraine. Preparations for further passage to Ukraine are underway," says the message.
Their remains are supposed to reach Ukraine by January 19.
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 (PS 752 flight). President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky reported that the passenger plane crash in the Iranian capital left no survivors.